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Commissioners must ensure ‘zero profiteering’ in Ramadan: PPP leaders

Karachi. 30.5.2016: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Najmi Alam, Nadeem Bhutto and Habibuddin Junaidi have urged upon the civil administration at the district levels to diligently perform so as to ensure the poor get the relief and are safe from the clutches of the profiteers who find the holy month of Ramadan as best opportunity for minting money from the masses in this holy month.
In a statement issued from the PPP Media cell, Sindh, they said that the Commissioners, deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners should avoid sending reports to the provincial government which claim all is good. Instead, the officers of the district civil administration should leave their offices and ensure their regular visit to the markets to curb the menace of te profiteering. The officers should also focus on wholesalers and brokers in fruit market rather than leashing out their wrath on the retailers.
They said the district civil administration has the legal binding to perform as per the aspirations of the masses and the masses have the right to get their issues especially the profiteering resolved.

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PPP MPAs condemn Punjab Govt spokesperson for harsh words against Bilawal

Karachi. 30.5.2016: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPAs Sajid Jokhio, DR Bahadur Dahri and Dr Sattar Rajpar have condemned Punjab government spokesperson Zaeem Qadri for his comments on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Qadri and whosoever may be concerned should bear in mind that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a full-fledged leader of Pakistan’s top democratic political party and hence the provincial government’s spokespersons should pay respect to him.
In a statement issued from the PPP Media Cell Sindh, the MPAs said that what PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stated as yet in his political rallies and electioneering is nothing but the truth. His words were not a sheer statements but those carried truth which the masses deserved to know about. The rivals should look around and bring self-accountability for improvements in their words and acts.
They said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the sole p9olitical heir of Shaheed Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed and former President Asif Ali Zardari. He is also the continuation of the broader socio-political vision of his grandfather and mother while Qadri types of people are just paid employees of governments and they might only be depending on governments.
They said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is young and energetic leader of country’s top political party who is striving to bringing prosperity in peoples’ lives and stability in the country.

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جب ظلم بڑہتا ہے تو مٹ جاتا ہے اور ظلم کی یہ کشتی لیک ہو کر ہچکولے کھا رہی ہے، بلاول بھٹو زرداری

اسلام آباد(30۔مئی)پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا ہے کہ جب ظلم بڑہتا ہے تو مٹ جاتا ہے اور ظلم کی یہ کشتی لیک ہو کر ہچکولے کھا رہی ہے،میں جانتا ہوں کہ سکیورٹی کے بہانے حکومت کس طرح کچی آبادی کے غریب لوگوں کو بے گھر کر رہی ہے، بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے ان خیالات کا اظہار آج صبح اسلام آباد سے میرپور روانگی کے دوارن روات کے مقام پر استقبال کے لیے آنے لوگوں سے خطاب میں کیا، انہوں نے کہا کہ مجھے معلوم ہے کہ کچی آبادی والوں کا پانی اور بجلی بند کرکے انہیں اپنے گھروں سے بے دخل ہونے پر مجبور کیا جا رہا ہے، یہ ظلم نہیں تو کیا ہے، لیکن اب ظلم ختم ہونے جا رہا ہے، مجھے اسلام آباد کے مسائل معلوم ہیں، اسلام آباد میں سرکاری نوکریوں میں تمام صوبوں کے کوٹے ہیں لیکن اسلام آباد کے شہریوں کے لیے کوئی کوٹہ نہیں ہے، اسلام آباد کی نوکریوں پر سب سے پہلا حق یہاں کے نوجوانوں کا ہے،بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ میں وفاقی حکومت سے پر زور مطالبہ کرتا ہوں کہ اسلام آبا کے نوجوانوں کے لیے سرکاری نوکریوں میں کوٹہ مختص کیا جائے، قبل ازیں چیئرمین پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا والہانہ استقبال کیا گیا۔

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Bilawal for self governance in tribal areas

Islamabad May 29, 2016; Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the involvement of the people of tribal areas in self governance was critical to ending militancy and for mainstreaming the tribal areas. In the final analysis tribesmen with stakes in their governance structures will be a stronger force against aliens and militants in their midst than any other force.

He said this in a meeting with convener PPP FATA Chapter former MNA Akhunzada Chattan in Zardari House Islamabad Sunday to review Party issues in the tribal areas and mobilization of the people of tribal areas.

Bilawal said that after the extension of the Political Parties Order to the tribal areas it was incumbent upon the PPP to vigorously reach out to the people with political messaging. The political message of the PPP to the tribal people is that Party is committed to ensure their empowerment through instruments of self governance. Our message is that we will strive for their basic rights as are available under the Constitution to the people of other parts of the country, he said.

Bilawal said that previously only one narrative dominated the political-religious discourse in the tribal areas which hampered social and political development. The Political Parties Order was extended to the tribal areas by the previous PPP government to enable them benefit from alternate political narratives and freely make their political choices.

Akhunzada Chattan briefed the chairman PPP on the overall party situation in the tribal areas and the progress made in the re-organization process.

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Former President Zardari contradicts media reports of understanding with Prime Minister over Panama leaks

Islamabad May 29, 2016: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has had no meeting with Moulana Fazal ur Rehman in London recently and the assertion in a section of the media that Mr. Asif Zardari has reached some understanding on the issue of Panama leaks with the Prime Minister is untrue, baseless and motivated.

This was stated by the former President today when his attention was drawn to a report on private TV channel implying that in the spirit of reconciliation Mr. Zardari had arrived at some understanding the Prime Minister on the issue.

Mr. Zardari not only contradicted these reports but also stated categorically that the Party had already decided to pursue the Panama leaks issue to its logical conclusion. A parliamentary committee has already been set up which is engaged in drawing up the Terms of Reference for investigations and how to proceed in the matter and there is no question of ignoring it, he said.

The former President said that the Party has arrived at a well considered stance on the issue after due deliberations not only within the Party but also with all political parties.

Media reports calculated to give any impression that he (Mr Zardari) may have a different stance on the issue are untrue and baseless and seem motivated to create confusion, he said.

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Media Cell Bilawal House condemned some Fed Ministers for trying to outsmart eachother over Bhutto-bashing

KARACHI, May 29:
Cell Bilawal House has condemned some Federal Ministers for trying to outsmart each other over Bhutto-bashing and posing themselves as replacement at a moment when their leader and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was awaiting for an open-heart surgery amid prayers by opponents including PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others.
Federal Ministers Pervaiz Rashid, Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Abid Sher Ali targeted Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in their speeches yesterday and portrayed themselves as if it were they who train the fish how to swim and birds how to fly. Among them included Pervaiz Rashid who spent a large part of his life in admiring and even flattering Bhutto family but now with the change of masters he has started playing other part of cassette with in a hope in the depth of his heart to be considered for the post of Prime Minister.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari always avoids from personal criticism of the opponents but at a time when their Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was under treatment, these Federal Ministers were attempting to provoke him to deteriorate the situation and achieve political lottery. Photos published of these Federal Ministers in today’s newspaper prove the intentions of these people on the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer.
Media Cell Bilawal Bhutto said that Chairman Bilawal Bhutto planned for a mild speech in his tomorrow Mirpur public meeting in the wake of illness of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but his fake friends like these Ministers don’t like him to undergo the operation peacefully.

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PPP HR Cell rejects CII proposed law on women

Karachi. 28.5.2016: The PPP Human Rights Cell has rejected the so-called ‘Women protection Bill’ proposed by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) stating that it was not the mandate of the Council to make or to propose any laws unless a legislature formally asks for advice.
“It is the sole prerogative of the parliament to consider, propose, amend or repeal laws of the country. The CII is mandated only to propose nonbinding recommendations,” said the PPP Human Rights Coordinator Dr Nafisa Shah.
“Under Article 229 of the Constitution, legislative bodies can seek advice from the CII only if two-third members of the legislatures vote for it. In the other case, only a Governor of a province or the President can seek advice, added the PPP HR coordinator.
Neither of this has happened, therefore, Council of Islamic Ideology’s proposal for a law has no legal standing,” she argued, adding that any provincial government’s law department writing to the CII for advice is not in order unless it follows the constitutional procedure.
Dr Shah also dismissed the law proposed by the CII saying: “Instead of its preoccupation with wife beatings and child marriages, it would be more constructive for the society if the Council focused on recommendations that promote the true spirit of Islam as a modern progressive religion calling for equal rights for all.
She urged upon the CII for joining the world in condemning all forms of violence against women, including wife battering ‘light’ or ‘hard’.”


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