KASUR-Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf claimed that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a ray of hope for the Pakistani nation.

“The PPP will win the next elections with a heavy mandate under the vision of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as the incumbent government has done no good for the public except adding to their miseries.”

Addressing a workers’ convention here the other day, Mr Ashraf said that the rulers claim good governance in the country but in fact they are plundering public wealth and involved in unprecedented corruption. “All the parties have agreed to launch a decisive movement against the government over Panama issue,” he said, adding that sincere and eligible leadership would be brought in next elections. He pointed out that replacement of Sindh Chief Minister is a good party decision.

Criticising the government policies, he levelled rigging allegations against the PML-N, saying that N-League reached the Parliament by conducting rigged elections. He raised a question that those who used to dub the PPP leaders negligent and corrupt; which service they are rendering to public? “Judicial orders are mocked these days and the N-ministers misguiding the nation by talking about prosperity and development in the country,” he claimed.

Praising workers’ interest and excitement at the convention, the former PM said that Kasur is a stronghold of the PPP and the workers here would reorganise their party and surprise all other parties by giving them a tough time in the elections.

On the occasion, Kasur Press Club President Dr Saleemur Rehman and Secretary General Dr Takreem met Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and apprised him of recent torture and fake cases incidents committed against journalists.

The former PM condemned the registration of fake cases against the mediamen and expressed solidarity with them. “Making DHQ Hospital MS as an OSD is not enough,” he stressed, adding that corrupt EDO Health Dr Tariq Masood should be ‘banished’ from the province. He also assured the mediamen of raising the issue on floor of the National Assembly.