PPP won’t let anyone derail democracy, says Khosa


LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will not let anyone derail democracy in the country, Punjab Governor Latif Khosa said on Thursday. He was addressing the cheque distribution ceremony of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) at the Governor’s House. The governor said that the PPP will not tolerate exploitation of the masses and defend people’s rights at all costs. Khosa reiterated the federal government’s resolve to strengthen democracy for the sake of the country’s unity and integrity of the federation. He said that the masses will decide whether the PPP should be given a chance to complete its five-year term and no one else had a right to topple the federal government. The governor said that the PPP was accountable before the masses and will win the next general elections throughout the country and Punjab through public support.
BISP Chairperson Farzana Raja asked people to help in eradication of poverty from the country. She urged people to join hands with the PPP to eliminate illiteracy from country. Farzana paid rich tributes to PPP founder and former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto for their remarkable services for empowerment of women and restoration of democracy in the country. She said that the credit of introducing the BISP goes to the leadership of the PPP who took this initiative for the sake of giving an opportunity to the poor to empower themselves. The member of the National Assembly (MNA) said that the Rs 0.1 million given today was the first installment while the remaining Rs 0.2 million will be paid in the next two equal installments.
Raja said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the leader of the poor who gave them the right to vote, empowerment through land reforms and houses under the five marla schemes. She reiterated the PPP’s firm resolve to initiate the far-sighted vision of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir who sacrificed their lives for the sake of democracy. PPP Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich appreciated the role of the BISP for women empowerment and eradication of poverty. He said that the PPP will bring a social revolution by uplifting the living standard of every common man. The former state minister said that the PPP had introduced the largest social support programme of Asia.
In the ceremony, 59 women from various parts Punjab received cheques of Rs 0.1 million each as first installment of the Wasila-e-Haq Package worth Rs 0.3 million under the