Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a rally in Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan as part of PPP’s campaign. However, according to social media, the PPP rally in DG Khan was not successful.
Several thousands of people attend political rallies. But videos on Twitter showed that PPP’s rally in DG Khan was attended by comparatively fewer people. Empty chairs dotted the crowd as people either left halfway or did not show up at all.
Moreover, Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Wazir, noticed the videos showing a small crowd gathered for PPP rally in DG Khan. Taking to Twitter, she compared the PPP rally with a picture of her Union Council meeting.
“There are far more people in one of my union council meetings!” said Zartaj Gul.
آج کی پیپلزپارٹی کی جلسی کی ایک یادگار تصویر۔ 😊
اف توبہ، اتنی تباہی بربادی! اس سے کہیں زیادہ لوگ تو میرے ایک یونین کونسل کے جلسے میں ہوتے ہیں! pic.twitter.com/0LVR01VFPZ
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) September 5, 2021
As Zartaj Gul mocked PPP, the party’s supporters criticized her and accused her of lying. The people claimed that the crowd stretched out as far as the eye could see.
Did people attend the PPP rally to pass time?
While there was an argument over the number of people attending the rally, the majority of those that did attend were not there for PPP. The rally included PTI supporters who were just there to spend their Sunday.
A man, along with his group of friends, came to the PPP rally because they had nothing to do.
ڈیرہ غازی خان کی عوام نے آج بلاول کو ایک بار پھر مسترد کر دیا شہریوں کی اکثریت محض تفریح کیلئے جلسہ گاہ آئی ہوئی تھی
جلسہ گاہ میں موجود لوگوں نے آئندہ بھی پی ٹی آئی کو ووٹ کرنے کا اعلان کر دیا pic.twitter.com/RRiEpzDXsn
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 5, 2021
However, the man clarified that they used to vote for PPP during Shaheed Benazir Bhutto‘s time. After Bilawal Bhutto, they stopped voting for PPP and began supporting PTI instead.
Highlights from PPP rally in DG Khan
Addressing a public meeting in DG Khan, Bilawal Bhutto asked the people of south Punjab to come forward to elect the PPP the way they elected Quaid-i-Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto to save Pakistan.
After coming to power at the center, he promised, the PPP would establish Wasaib (Seraiki province). He said he would visit every district of south Punjab to muster the support of people against the “selected government”. He predicted the next prime minister and Punjab chief minister would be Jiyalas.
“We have come out to save the poor people of Pakistan and we will not forgive current rulers for making the lives of the poor difficult,” he added.