Asif Zardari speech in PPP Jalsa in Nowshera

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Nawaz Sharif neither knew nor still knows how to govern: Asif Zardari

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his party is regaining its position and will be able to form governments in all the provinces and centre following the next general elections.

Talking to various delegations and mediapersons in Peshawar on Sunday, he said that it was the PPP that knew well how to run affairs of the country. He said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif did not have the ability to run affairs of the country.

Mr Zardari said that PPP believed in masses power and hoped that the people would extend full support to it in the next elections to form government at the federal level and in all of the provinces.

Referring to the energy crisis, he said that PPP had the best ideas to generate cheap electricity to meet the power crisis and facilitate the people.

“The country is not public limited company that could be run so easily,” he said and claimed that it was only the PPP which had the capability to serve the nation in a befitting manner.

He said that his party would also form government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because it was the PPP government which had done a lot for uplift of the people and given name to the province.

Welcoming the new entrants in the party fold, he said that a lot of work was required to be done in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which was not carried out during the previous coalition government with the Awami National Party due to some reasons.

Former Senate chairman Nayyar Bukhari, Senator Sherry Rehman, party’s provincial president Mohammad Humayun Khan and general secretary Faisal Karim Kundi, Senator Robina Khalid and MPAs Saleem Khan, Sardar Hussain and Fakhare Azam were also present on the occasion.

The PPP co-chairman recalled that as president of Pakistan he did not interfere in the affairs of the provincial governments as in such a situation the coalition partners got annoyed.

He said that KP was rich with natural resources, including oil and gas, but the PTI-led government of technocrats had failed to concentrate on them. He said that everyone had to face difficult situation in the country due to wrong policies of the government and vowed to put Pakistan on the track of development.

“We will not disappoint the people,” he said and added that Nawaz Sharif could not deliver in the past and had failed once again. Scores of people, including some councillors belonging to different political parties, announced joining the PPP at the residence of Humayun Khan. Mr Zardari also visited the residence of former PTI minister Ziaullah Afridi where he formally joined PPP.

On this occasion, the provincial president said that his party was regaining lost ground in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as three influential political figures had announced joining the party during last two weeks. Arbab Mohammad Usman, son of late Arbab Mohammad Ayub Jan, and Asad Gulzar, son of late PTI MNA Gulzar Khan, had also joined PPP.

Earlier, the PPPP president arrived here on a two-day visit during which he would meet workers’ delegations. He is also scheduled to visit Nowshera and speak to the workers convention. It is Mr Zardari’s third visit to the province during the past about four months.

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