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Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. — Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said until the underprivileged sections of a society were not empowered, the country would not progress, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a ceremony in Lahore, Prime Minister Ashraf said the people of Pakistan would decide which party would form the government as a result of the general elections.

He said the government did not have a squabble with any group or party and neither did it want to get embroiled into one.

The prime minister moreover said a single person did not have the power and the people would have to work together for the country's progress.

He added that all sections of society would have to play their respective roles in bringing the country out of its present crises.

The premier said the politics of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) centred around the poor and the underprivileged, adding that, the PPP government had made that clear through its policies.

Comments (7) Closed

Keti Zilgish Nov 13, 2012 12:55pm
Representation is just a decent word for corruption.
Keti Zilgish Nov 13, 2012 12:58pm
Indirectly elected leaders and indirect taxation make the vote meaningless.
Keti Zilgish Nov 13, 2012 01:00pm
Long Live Direct Democracy.
Parvez Nov 13, 2012 10:20am
Why is the poor man made to say stuff, that makes him look ridiculous.
raika45 Nov 13, 2012 12:06pm
I have been following goings on in Pakistan for some time, and I have not seen any"politics of the PPP centered around the poor and the underprivileged" occurring anywhere in your country from the earthquake ravaged and flood affected people. Forget about schooling or health care for the poor or help to the minorities.Would be happy to know which group is the PM referring to.
M. Asghar Nov 13, 2012 10:38am
The PPP government during its tenure in power did everything to empower the feudal forces at the cost of the under-privileged .Now, they are trying to change their feathers for the coming elections.
Cyrus Howell Nov 13, 2012 11:12am
Who killed Benazir Bhutto is as big a mystery as the John F. Kennedy assassination. The PPP has certainly been neutered.