LAHORE: (APS) – Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has said that PPP is not involved in power politics. He said that the ‘film’ being run nowadays in Islamabad has been run previously as well. He said that problems can only be solved through rectification of the faults with the system. He urged the politicians to respect each other.
Addressing the PPP function today (Tuesday) in his honour, Asif Zardari said that no country in the world can afford to remain aloof from the rest of the world in the current times. He said that success can only be achieved through an inclusive government with all the institutions onboard. He said that the government, in his tenure, provided facilities to the industry. He said that Pakistan is an agro based economy and we cannot solve our issues without bringing international investment into our system. “Government policies bring foreign investment”, he said.
Former President of Pakistan said that PPP has decided to bring the change from within the system. He said that PPP government gave the rights to Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that he was thankful of the government for taking the PPP policy of giving rights to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). He also said that the current government was working on Gwadar project which was an initiative of PPP government.
Mr. Zardari said that Benazir Bhutto (late) got only 17 seats in 1997 elections and she became the Opposition Leader. He said that there were many then who asked Benazir to leave way for them. “But we have to change the thinking of the people”, he said.
Co-Chairman PPP said that his party always fulfilled its political promises. “PPP has always believed in struggle and will continue in the future”, he said. He said that there are still many people who believe in the ‘Gullu Butt’ mentality. “Some enemy politicians are trying to entice the people”, he said.
Asif Ali Zardari said that he has had old relationship with Punjab. “I have spent 7 years of imprisonment in Punjab and seven days as a free man here too”, said Zardari.