KARACHI: Information secretaries of the Pakistan People’s Party women wing from all the 18 towns of the metropolis unanimously passed a resolution at a meeting on Tuesday, reposing trust in the leadership of party co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari and PPP women wing’s president Faryal Talpur.
The meeting of PPP’s Karachi division women wing, chaired by information secretary of the party’s provincial women wing Sharmila Farooqui, was held at the People’s Secretariat near the mausoleum of the Quaid-i-Azam on Tuesday.
The resolution said that Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, following in the footsteps of founding leader of the party Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his daughter, Benazir Bhutto, had been struggling for smooth flourishing of democracy, strengthening of democratic institutions and the rule of law.
Addressing the participants of the meeting, Ms Farooqui said it was the PPP-led government that had to its credit the seventh national finance commission award, which was passed with consensus, the Aghaz-i-Haqooq-i-Balochitan Package, the passage of the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution, resolution of the concurrent list issue, provincial autonomy, the passage of law on domestic violence and other important bills from parliament, the restoration of sacked employees and recruitment of thousands of youths.
She said the PPP following the political thought of its leader Benazair Bhutto had been promoting political reconciliation among all political parties and national harmony among all federating units.
Appreciating the media, she said the media had greatly supported PPP’s struggle against dictators and for the restoration of democracy in the country.
She said: “The PPP still stands by its manifesto that says Islam is our religion, democracy our politics and socialism our economy.”
She said it was Asif Ali Zardari who ensured the restoration of services of employees sacked by former governments and recruitment of thousands of jobless youths in government departments. She added that President Zardari played a significant role in the passage of important bills on rights and provincial autonomy from the parliament.
She urged the information secretaries to raise awareness among the masses about the measures taken by the PPP-led coalition government for the protection of people’s rights through bills and amendments, including the law on domestic violence, passed in the parliament.
She pledged that the Sindh PPP women wing would continue its efforts to support the PPP-led government besides highlighting its steps being taken for the progress and prosperity of the country and nation.