ISLAMABAD – Dropping a hint of settlement of seat adjustment with Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid), Pakistan People’s Party central leader and sister of President Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, said that the tickets for party’s candidates in Punjab will be announced today (Thursday). Addressing a press conference here at Zardari House on Wednesday evening Faryal Talpur, said that they believed in popular politics and soon people would see the party leaders holding big public rallies across the country and party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also addressing these rallies.
On the occasion custodian of Ganj Shakkar shrine Jamal Ahmad Masood Chishti also announced unconditional support to the PPP candidates in the upcoming elections.Talpur said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was the great followers of Sufi saints and used to visit the shrines of these saints across the country to pay homage to them. She further said that PPP was the party of lovers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Sufi saints and that was the reason they enjoy unequivocal support in these segments. She further said that PPP had rendered matchless sacrifices in the war against terror and it was the only party, which had abhorred terrorism in all its manifestations and forms loud and clear.
To a question she dispelled the impression that PPP politics was restricted to drawing room and said that the party was very much in public and party stalwarts like Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf and others were addressing big public rallies in their respective areas. Soon PPP would be arranging big public rallies across the country and party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would also address these rallies across the country to mobilise general public in favour of the party candidates.
Dispelling the propaganda of awarding party tickets to favourites she categorically said that while awarding party tickets the services of the candidates for the party and their sacrifices were kept in mind. Mainly the party ‘Jayalas’ were awarded party ticket. To a question she said that the party tickets for Punjab would be announced on Thursday(today).
Talking to media on the occasion PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Wattoo came down hard on the caretaker Interior Minister for taking overt sides with Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) President Mian Nawaz Sharif and suggested him to leave the job and join PML-N.
To a question Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that process of seat adjustment with PML-Q was almost finalised and the contention on a few seats would be settled in a day or so. When asked to be specific in his answer he replied that 95 per cent matter on seat adjustment with Q-League was settled.
Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that PPP has great respect for Sufis and saints and that was the reason the spiritual leaders have special leaning toward them. He further said that like the Sufis the PPP also wanted end to the current spate of terrorism across the country.
Talking to media on the occasion custodian of Ganj Shakkar Jamal Ahmad Masood Chishti announced unconditional support to PPP in upcoming elections and added that they would be reviving Jamiat-I-Mashaikh Pakistan to play active role in bringing peace and tranquillity to the lives of common people.
Source: The Nation