Pakistan People’s Party leader Qamar Zaman Kaira claimed that the party had initiated a mass contact drive, and public pressure will send Prime Minister Imran Khan packing.
Addressing a press briefing with regards to the party’s rally preparations to be held on Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary on December 27, the PPP leader said that the party struggles to hold a public event at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh, as the venue has witnessed the martyrdom of Liaquat Ali Khan and Benazir Bhutto.
The press briefing was attended by other PPP leaders, including Chaudhry Manzoor and Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar.
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Pakistan People’s Party Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday announced to commemorate the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto Shaheed at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindihttps://t.co/cjZUJseZqf pic.twitter.com/AegGyYgvcY
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PPP Showdown in Rawalpindi
Qamar Zaman Kaira revealed that the mass contact drive will be a large-scale event, and Liaquat Bagh will be filled with PPP workers and supporters. He said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will take part in the rally.
The PPP leader added that the authorities have not been consulted on the security issues pertaining to hold a mass public rally in Liaquat Bagh. He said that a formal request has been made to the Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner for holding the rally.
Speaking on the deteriorating health condition of former President and PPP Co-Chairperson, Asif Ali Zardari, Kaira said that doctors have raised concerns over his health. Kaira said that the PPP has sought permission to initiate treatment from doctors of the government’s choosing but permission has been denied.
He said that both the daughters of former President Zardari have convinced him to obtain bail on medical grounds and undergo a suitable health treatment. He said that the cases and witnesses recorded against Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are all based in Sindh, however, the proceedings are being conducted in Rawalpindi.
The PPP leader remarked that if the Sindh government could influence the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation, the Punjab government could also do the same. He claimed that the PPP and its leaders are being treated in a different manner by state institutions.
After the press conference, the PPP leaders visited the martyrdom site of Benazir Bhutto, and prayed for her soul.