LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Special Adviser to Prime Minister Ch Aslam Gill on Friday said the people wanted peace and democracy instead of long marches.
He was addressing a big PPP rally brought out to express solidarity with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here. The rally which was reflective of the spirit of PPP workers during 1970 started from Nasir Bagh and peacefully ended at Data Darbar where Ch Aslam Gill addressed thousands of party workers. There was no considerable presence of the existing office bearers of provincial or Lahore PPP. The enthusiasm and spirit shown by the party workers, thousands of party flags and banners and full-throat slogans chanted by them in favour of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani revived the emotional scenes of 1970. As a matter of fact, Ch Aslam Gill succeeded in activating the old party workers and mobilising them to work for the cause of the party in such a large number after 23 years. This was what he could do on December 2011 when he held a big public meeting at Benazir Park near his residence in Naseerabad, Gulberg 3, Lahore.
Ch Aslam Gill urged the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to learn politics from President Asif Ali Zardari. He criticised the Punjab chief minister for spending billions of rupees on flyovers and canal fence and said millions of rupees were also being plundered in the purchase of laptops.
Gill said Mian Brothers only loved Jati Umra which was situated in the neighbouring country. He alleged that Nawaz Sharif emulated Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) Shaheed in dresses, but leaders like Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto sacrificed his life for democracy and the rights of the masses. He paid homage to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for taking stand to protect the Constitution.
Several PPP leaders, including Minorities leader Napolean Qayyum, Ali Badar, former minister Aman Ullah Khan, Dewan Ghulam Mohiyuddin, Ghulam Abbas, Akbar Khan, Usman Malik, Abdullah Malik and others participated in the rally.
Thousands of PPP workers joined the rally in the form of caravans. The participants who were holding the party flags and banners chanted slogans in favour of PPP, the president and the prime minister.
Courtesy: Pakistan Today