LAHORE, April 9: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that days of deprivation for the people of South Punjab were over and asked the people of the region to get ready for the dawn of development, prosperity and equal opportunities.
The PPP Chairman stated this while talking to the PPP leaders and workers from South during interviews for the PPP candidates for different districts of South Punjab including Multan Division, Bahawalpur Division, and districts of Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Lodhran at Bilawal House, Lahore.
PPP leaders including former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood, Natasha Daultana, Shaukat Basra, Abdul Qadir Shaheen and others were also present on the occasion.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he felt sad to know that there was only 12% literacy rate in South Punjab while its share in the development budget in the province was meager.
He said that PPP has great plans for the poverty-ridden people of South Punjab and pledged to emancipate them from Takht-e-Raiwind in next elections.
Before the interviews, the family and children of Shaheed Imtiaz Ahmed met the PPP Chairman at Bilawal House. Shaheed Imtiaz Ahmed was killed during an attack on PPP South Punjab Information Secretary Shaukat Basra in Haroonabad.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grave concern that the culprits involved were roaming freely and PML-N government was not ready to lay hands on them.
He said that Punjab government announced for fair investigations but in fact it appears to be hands in gloves with those behind the killing.