- The former President says, “PPP will end people’s problems.”
- Asked party workers to become ambassadors of Benazir Bhutto.
- Karachi thanks to PPP’s victory in local government by-elections.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari is hopeful that his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will emerge victorious as the sun rises on February 8 next year when general elections are held in the country.
“The PPP will eliminate the problems of the people,” the party supremo said, pointing to the success of the former foreign minister in a statement posted by the PPP on Twitter.
Zardari asked all his party workers to start campaigning for the elections to be held in the next few months.
“Every PPP worker should start the election campaign by becoming the ambassador of Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed,” the veteran party leader said.
The former president, who has been leading the PPP along with his son Bilawal since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007, assured the people that their problems would be solved within a few days.
His comments came in a statement issued expressing gratitude to the people of Karachi following the party’s victory in the municipal by-elections in Sindh.
“Karachi, the heart of Sindh, has also raised the slogan live Bhutto,” Zardari said.
The PPP co-chairman said that the success of Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab and Deputy Mayor Salman Abdullah Murad is a special message for the people opposing Karachi.
The PPP co-chairman paid tribute to the party workers after the victory, which has given him control of handling the affairs of the city.
Wahab won the seat of Union Committee (UC) Chairman from Sadar Town area of Karachi in the local government elections held in 14 districts of Sindh on Sunday.
According to unofficial results, Wahab received 3,976 votes against Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidate Noor-ul-Islam, who received only 1,556 votes.
After the results were announced, excited PPP workers took to the streets to celebrate the victory.
PPP’s Karachi Deputy Mayor Salman Murad also won the Speaker’s seat from Malir district of Karachi.
Karachi mayoral elections were held in June this year and under the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Act, the mayor and deputy mayor are required to contest and win the election of UC president within six months of being elected.
The party is now preparing for the general elections next year after the Supreme Court facilitated the decision of President Dr. Arif Alvi and the Election Commission of Pakistan announced the election date as November 3.