PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to visit Mardan on April 24

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People Party (PPP), in a bid to regain its lost ground, has decided to kick off its campaign in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with the visit of the party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to Mardan district on April 24.

The announcement was made by the party’s provincial secretary Faisal Karim Kundi at a news conference at PPP leader Syed Zahir Ali Shah’s residence on Monday.

Kundi also claimed that senior politicians from Mardan, including Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti and Ikramullah Shahid, will formally join the PPP during Zardari’s two-day visit. He also said that in the second phase, the former president will visit the southern areas of K-P to mobilise workers for the general elections.

Talking about the party sacrifices for democracy, Kundi said that no party matches the sacrifices and services of the PPP for democracy in the country, but this party has always been the victim of conspiracies and accusations. “They first set the charges, malign the party and then conduct investigations and no charges are found against any leader of the party” said Kundi. “In Punjab there will be ‘go Nawaz go’, while in K-P it will be ‘Go Imran Go’ as the PPP is still the most popular party across the country,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, Senator Rubina Khalid said that PPP will not make any political alliance in the general elections. “PPP is neither in talks nor planning to form any alliance with any party to contest the general elections,” she said.

Rubina also dismissed rumors that PPP’s leadership had made a compromise with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz over the Panama scandal. She said, “Nawaz Sharif is now trapped and he is not in any position to make any compromises with any political party.”

The party leader claimed that PPP is not weak and would regain its position in coming general elections.

Published in Express Tribune


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