KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launched the membership drive of the Party and invited all the progressive Pakistanis, especially the youth and women to fill the membership form and join the ideology working for a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Pakistan.
The PPP Chairman launched the membership campaign at a Press conference at Media Cell Bilawal House on Sunday. Secretary General PPP Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, Presidents PPP Sindh and Balochistan Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Haji Ali Madad Jattak, Senator Sherry Rehman, Maula Bux Chandio, MNA Nafisa Shah, Nasir Hussain Shah, Waqar Mehdi and others were present on the occasion.
Elaborating the membership drive, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that membership campaign will be conducted door-to-door, through camps and also by utilization of modern communication technology of internet and cellular modes. A website www.pppmember.com and SMS <03000643353> will also offer membership options to reach out to the Pakistanis, whose massive majority was against extremism and politics of hatred.
PPP Chairman said that membership drive has been designed to reduce gap between him and the workers adding that following the successful completion of the drive he would be able to communicate directly with the workers and the members through the modern communication means.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP launched BISP in the center and now the Sindh government has started anti-poverty programme at Union Council levels where lending of interest-free loans to rural poor especially the women has pulled 600,000 families out of poverty in some districts. !8th amendment, devolution of powers and NFC Award were also enacted in a bid to discourage extremism and promote democratic and democracy values. He said that under the philosophy of service-oriented politics, we have provided state-of-the-art health facilities including free heart treatment at four Satellite Hospitals of NICVD in Hyderabad, Tando Mohammad Larkan and Sehwan Sharif.
He called upon the people of Pakistan, especially the youth to join the service-oriented positive politics in entire Pakistan and show the doors to politics of negativity and insults being promoted by the parties fighting for a particular area of GT Road. To a question from the journalists, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he was against the police encounters anywhere in Pakistan and he demanded ban on such encounters in the country. To yet another question, he said that Senate elections will be held and Nawaz Sharif will be defeated in it.