President Asif Ali Zardari has warned that the people would not tolerate any violation of their mandate and the party and its workers know how to deal with machinations against it. “The PPP has existed for the past over four decades not because of dictators, but inspite of dictators and it was this feature which distinguished the PPP from many other parties,” Zardari said while addressing elected councillors, Nazims and Naib Nazims of the PPP belonging to the Rawalpindi Tehsil at the Presidency on Friday night.

The president said despite many hurdles the PPP government had achieved significant successes during the past 20 months and the party would continue to serve the masses and make Pakistan a truly democratic and welfare oriented polity. Briefing journalists, Spokesperson for the President Farhatullah Babar said the president said the party drew its strength from the people from Karachi to Kashmir and from Khuzdar to Khyber and Gilgit-Baltistan and that was the reason that tinpot dictators feared its strength and popularity. President Zardari said the party’s government had made many strides by giving to the nation the NFC Award, the Balochistan Empowerment package, political ownership to the war on terror, resolution of net hydel profit issue and launch of a far reaching poverty alleviation programme under the name of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

By: The News