Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari who is also the Co-Chairman of PPP has warned the party workers against machinations of anti-democratic forces and called upon them to stand firm and united and to continue the forward march to build a progressive and democratic Pakistan in which everyone lives with honour and dignity.
In a message on 45th Founding Day of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) falling on November 30, the President said the day celebrations this year were taking place at a time when the party, its leaders and government is subjected to a vicious campaign to tarnish its image by the remnants of dictatorship even as it has been elected by the people through a democratic vote.
He said, “But let us makes it clear that we will foil all conspiracies against the party and will continue to work for strengthening democratic institutions as envisioned by Shaheed Mohtarma Bhutto and for which she laid down her life”.
Bhuttoism lives and will live on to empower the people and strengthen democracy and democratic institutions and to serve the masses, he added.
The Co-Chairman said that government of the Party removed the vestiges of dictatorship from the unanimous Constitution of 1973, opened the doors of political reforms for the first time in over a century in FATA and FCR, lent new strength to democracy through political reconciliation, took on the militants head on and launched a massive poverty alleviation program the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).
These are some of the great victories of the people of Pakistan and especially of the PPP workers, he said.
Paying tributes to the party workers, the President said, “the courageous and devoted workers of PPP are the strength of the Party and the nation.
They have never, and never will, waver in their quest for a modern, progressive and democratic Pakistan.
“The dream of democracy has survived on their sweat, blood and tears. It is because of them that dictatorship has not been able to take roots in Pakistan. It never will”.
“The epic struggle for safeguarding democracy and democratic institutions and empowering people will continue no matter what our detractors say or do,” he added.