GHARI KHUDA BUX, Dec 27 (APP): Leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party, (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, have decided to enter the present Parliament for playing an active and a democratic role in the country.
Co-Chairman of PPP, former president Asif Ali Zardari, announced this while addressing a public gathering held here on Tuesday in connection with the 9th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Zardari said that he would fight bye-election from his hometown – Nawabshah, while his son, Bilawal would contest from the ancestral seat of Larkana.
He reminded that Chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, had earlier put forward four demands to the federal government as part of the PPP’s approach in view of the prevailing political scenario in the country.
Zardari was of the view that Bilawal’s demands from the federal government were democratic and that by doing so he (Bilawal) did not want to take to streets or harm the democracy in the country.
He said that the difference of opinion as well as the protest was PPP’s democratic right.
Zardari announced that they would exercise their constitutional right to enter the Parliament and fully take part in the parliamentary politics to what he called strengthening of democratic system in the country and for a process of accountability.
“During my presidential tenure, I had strengthened the democracy in the country and all the power transferred to the Parliament and the provinces. But you marred this democracy”, Asif Zardari added.
“ Now I am coming to the Parliament to streamline the democratic process in the country”, he claimed.
Asif Zardari asked the PPP members of the assemblies to go to the people and help resolve their grievances as the PPP is a political party of the masses.
Speaking on the occasion chairman of PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto were still alive in the hearts of the people of Pakistan and that both sacrificed their lives for the cause of the people as well as democracy.
He said that he had put forward four demands to the federal government but “I was not listened to in this regard.”