MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says the coming time is of the PPP as it can bring the country out of the economic crisis.

Addressing party workers here on Saturday at the residence of former PPP MPA late Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, Bilawal said the selected government had deprived 20,000 families of employment.

“Those who were given jobs by Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto have been rendered jobless by the selected government which, instead of fulfilling its promise of creating 10 million jobs, is snatching jobs from the people,” he said.

Bilawal said the country was facing unprecedented poverty and unemployment which was forcing the jobless to take their lives.

Accompanied by former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Bilawal spent a busy day in the city on Saturday holding meetings with party workers on the first day of his week-long visit to south Punjab.

On his direction, Khwaja Attaullah Taunsvi was made a member of party’s federal executive council while former federal minister from Layyah Bahadur Khan Sehar, PML-Q ticket holder from Multan Mian Mazhar Abbas and MQM ticket holder from Muzaffargarh Rana Amjad Ali Amjad announced joining the PPP in the presence of party chairman.

Just ahead of his arrival here, rumours went viral that PTI’s estranged leader Jahangir Tareen is going to join the PPP. However, an aide of Tareen denied reports.

Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2021

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