Bilawal to announce new party set-up in Punjab soon

Gilani calls legal fraternity to work for country’s stability

Islamabad—The coordination committees of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have finalized the new party setup in Punjab and forwarded to Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for a formal announcement during this month.
The coordination committees finalized the names for top party slots at the provincial, divisional and district level, sources in the PPP told APP on Saturday. The Central Punjab Committee consisted of Raja Pervez Ashraf, Rana Farooq Saeed, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Nadeem Asghar Kaira and Nadeem Afzal Chan.
Another similar coordination committee was constituted for South Punjab to select party leadership ahead of 2018 general elections. The sources said that an important slot of the party would also be given to a family member of former party President in Punjab Manzoor Wattoo either at the divisional or the district level.
They said that Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nadeem Afzal Chan and Rana Farooq Saeed are strong candidates for the party top slots in the central Punjab. So as far the president ship of South Punjab, the sources said that Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood is still considered to be a strong candidate.
Meanwhile, former prime minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said legal fraternity, which played a big role in the creation of Pakistan, should come forward for its stability. Speaking at lawyers convention here he said that it was Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government which had abolished 58-2(b) during its regime.
Gilani said that when they abolished the 58-2(b), former Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry thought that “his authority was shifted to us”. Gilani said that lawyers stood firm against every dictator who ruled this country. Addressing the convention former governor Punjab and PPP leader, Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood said that PTI chief Imran Khan was backed by rich people who were playing no role in the parliament.
Those wealthy people were bearing the expenses of PTI public gatherings, he added. Mahmood said that PPP always respected judiciary. Prominent lawyer Habib ullah Shakir, Sheikh Ghaisuddin and PPP lawyers forum office bearers also spoke on the occasion.—APP

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