PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidates from Peshawar formally launched their election campaign with the opening of the main election office in Gulbahar Colony on Saturday night.
PPP has fielded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) former senior vice president for Peshawar Region Irfanullah Shah for National Assembly (NA) constituency NA-31, while Syed Zahir Ali Shah and Ziaullah Afridi were selected as party candidates from the provincial assembly (PA) seats PK-77 and PK-76 respectively.
On the occasion, the PPP workers organised a big public meeting where several PTI workers announced joining the party.
Addressing the public meeting, the PPP leaders heavily criticised their rival candidates, namely Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and Haji Shaukat Ali.
They said that Bilour family was ruling the city for the last 35 years but had done nothing for the people. Furthermore, they also accused the PTI candidate of getting the contract for the Insaf Health Card.
They said that PPP had been revived in the provincial metropolis and would inflict a crushing defeat on its rivals. They asked the people to vote for those who could arrest skyrocketing inflation and growing unemployment in the province.