PPP Chairman Bialwal Bhutto Zardari wearing a traditional Balochi turban in PPP's Quetta show: Photo taken from social media of PPP

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: In a significant political event, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) marked its 56th foundation day in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Addressing a fervent crowd of flag-waving supporters, PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari declared Balochistan as the heart of Pakistan, emphasizing that this crucial region remains unseen by Islamabad and its rulers.

The atmosphere at Ayub Stadium, located on the western outskirts of Quetta, was electric as PPP workers from various parts of Balochistan and Sindh gathered to celebrate the foundation day. Amidst emotional slogans honoring Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the crowd danced to the beat of drums.

“PPP Can See This Heart”, Zardari

“Only the People’s Party can truly see this heart,” stated Mr. Zardari, addressing the supporters. He highlighted that addressing Balochistan’s issues is key to resolving the broader challenges faced by Pakistan. Zardari reminisced about the PPP’s commitment to Balochistan’s development, citing initiatives such as the Aghaz e Haqooq Balochistan package, the National Finance Commission award, and the 18th Amendment aimed at empowering smaller provinces.

Charged PPP workers on the eve of 56th foundation day celebrations in Quetta: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Stadium Echoed With Chants Of “Wazeer e Azam Bilawal.”

During his impassioned speech, the former president projected Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the PPP chairman, as the future youngest prime minister of Pakistan. He praised Bilawal’s service as the country’s foreign minister and reiterated the party’s commitment to the prosperity of Pakistan.

The stadium echoed with chants of “Wazeer e Azam Bilawal.”

Bilawal Urges For Shift In Politics To Address Critical Issues Such Poverty And Inflation

Addressing the crowd, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized ending the politics of hatred and promoting a tolerant society and politics. He urged a shift in focus from criticizing political opponents to addressing critical issues such as poverty, unemployment, and inflation. Bilawal criticized the Pakistan Muslim League (N) for its failure to address the country’s challenges and asserted that the PTI government had also fallen short in tackling issues like inflation and unemployment.

PPP leaders from Balochistan, including Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and Changaiz Jamali, spoke at the public meeting, vowing to give tough competition to political opponents in the upcoming general elections.

The celebration showcased the PPP’s dedication to Balochistan’s development and its vision for a tolerant and prosperous Pakistan. As the party gears up for future elections, its leaders emphasize a shift towards issue-centric politics.

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