PPP’s own shortcomings hurdle in winning Punjab polls: Zardari

Observer Report

Former president Asif Ali Zardari said Monday PPP’s own shortcomings were responsible for its defeat in Punjab elections after the party lost Lahore’s NA-133 constituency to PML-N.

Speaking at a ceremony in honour of party workers’ at Bilawal House, Lahore, the former president said that if the turnout had been higher in Sunday’s by-election, “PPP would have had 50,000 votes.”

“The world wants to break Pakistan,” Zardari said, assuring the workers that PPP will fight against everybody for the sake of the country.

The PPP leader claimed that “there is no place in Pakistan where you will not find a Bhuttoist or a PPP supporter.”

Shedding light on the “sacrifices” he has made, Zardari recalled that was imprisoned during the most difficult times of PPP.

“We want to make Pakistan a successful country for generations to come,” he said, adding that a person who is not ready to breathe his last in Pakistan does not have a stake in the decision of the country.

The former president said that he still has strategies in his mind that can make the country successful. “We belong to this land and we will die here,” he reiterated.

President Asif Ali Zardari congratulated workers over the party’s “splendid results” in Lahore’s NA-133 by-polls.


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