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PPP is the largest political party in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto the world's 1st Muslim Woman Prime Minister is our leader. PPP Washington DC role is to determine strategies for a more democratic and strong Pakistan.

Condolences to PPP President Punjab on his great loss.

Expressing his grief over the death of Kaira’s son, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced to suspend all political engagements for Saturday (May 18) in wake of sad demise of PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son.

“All the political activities will be suspended on Saturday” Bilwal Bhutto said in a statement issued by the party secretariat.

He said that PPP and Bhutto family was standing with Kaira in the hour of distress.

President PPP Asif Zardari and other senior leaders including Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Sherry Rehman, Moula Bux Chandio, and Dr Nafisa Shah also poured their heart out to Qamar Zaman Kaira. Today, PPP senior leadership attended the funeral prayers at home town of Qamar Zaman Kaira in Lalla Musa, Gujrat.

Pakistan People’s Party PPP Washington D.C. body send a deep condolences to The President PPP Punjab Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira. The following massage was send to PPP Central Office, Islamabad, PPP Punjab Office, Lahore and Bilawal House, Karachi.

Dear Sir,

  • Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.”
  • “No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.”
  • “The love and joy that your child brought to us will never be forgotten. We are thinking of you and your family during this tragic time.”

Best regards,

All the office bearers,

Pakistan People’s Party PPP Washington D.C.

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CHAIRMAN PPP BILAWAL BHUTTO ZARDARI SAYS DANGERS TO FREEDOM OF PRESS ARE MOUNTING IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES AS NEW TOOLS AND TACTICS ARE BEING TESTED TO GAG MEDIA IN DEVELOPING DEMOCRACIES

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, May 2: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that dangers to the freedom of press are mounting in the third world countries as the new tools and tactics are being tested to gag the media in developing democracies.

In his message on the World Press Freedom Day, the PPP Chairman said that policy of carrot and stick by the government powers has been let loose at different tiers of media houses and professionals in these countries adding that Pakistan is no exception.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that a vibrant and free media was necessary for a progressive democracy adding that his Party together with bona fide journalists and media persons would resist every kind of intimidation against the freedom of press and media in the country.

PPP Chairman further said that his Party had thrown away the draconian press and publication laws imposed by dictatorial regimes and would continue to act as an umbrella for press freedoms in the country despite facing worst kind of victimisation under different pretexts. 

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that journalists and the PPP leaders and workers have fought shoulder to shoulder against the dictators and anti-democratic forces during last five decades. Dictators unleashed one of the world’s most expensive media trial against our leadership but they could not break the bond between the journalist fraternity and the Jiyalas, he added.

PPP Chairman pledged that being the truly representative of every nook and corner and every segment of the society, his Party would continue to join hands with newsmen for protecting and promoting freedom of press in Pakistan.

Funds for Haqqania

THE relationship between the PTI and the late Maulana Samiul Haq’s party is not new. 

While the ruling party may have initially been drawn to the murdered cleric’s JUI-S due to the mutual animus between the PTI and the JUI-F, the KP government appears to be constant in its support for Darul Uloom Haqqania, the controversial seminary located in Nowshera and known as ‘jihad university’. 

This sobriquet is, of course, well earned, as the madressah has been churning out fighters since the days of the Afghan jihad, while it counts members of the Afghan Taliban amongst its alumni. 

As reported in this paper on Wednesday, the KP government has diverted Rs30m meant for higher secondary schools and given them to the Haqqania madressah. This would be the third time the KP administration has showered its munificence on the seminary; in the 2016-17 budget, it had allocated a whopping Rs300m, while in February, Rs277m were reportedly allocated to the Haqqania madressah.

It is not clear if contributing funds to seminaries — that too have courted a fair bit of controversy over the years — is part of the PTI’s naya Pakistan vision. 

By all means, madressahs need to be mainstreamed, so that their alumni can contribute to the national economy along with studying religious subjects. 

However, mainstreaming must be done across the board, and state largesse must not be limited to handpicked seminaries, that too with political considerations underlying the generosity. 

More importantly, funds should not be diverted from the education department at the cost of mainstream schools. 

The PTI should realise that these are public funds and not those of the party; therefore, it needs to explain to taxpayers why money meant for secondary schools is ending up subsidising a madressah. 

Furthermore, when the prime minister has hinted that he wants to take Pakistan in a more tolerant direction, is giving funds to a madressah with such a hard-core reputation the best way to go about it?

Published in Dawn, April 11th, 2019

Why is the Bhutto still alive in Pakistan?

We have developed this post for youth of Pakistan which are trapped by fake news and conspiracy theories

بھٹو کیسے زندہ ھے اور کیوں زندہ رھے گا۔ پلیز تھوڑی سی توجہ چاھئے۔ پاکستان کے نوجوانوں کے لئے بطور خاص۔ شکریہ۔

The Bhutto government established around

6,500 elementary schools,

900 middle schools,

407 high schools,

51 intermediate colleges and

21 junior colleges.

Bhutto’s government founded Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Paposh Nagar Karachi in 1974.

Bhutto’s government established Sindh Medical College karachi on April 7 1973.

Bhutto’s government established chandka medical college larkana in April 20 1973.

Bhutto’s government established bolan medical college Quetta in 1972.

Bhutto’s government established Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore (then Lahore Medical College) on May 2 1975.

Bhutto’s government established Hayat Shaheed Teaching Hospital Peshawar in 1976 (now is called khyber teaching hospital).

Bhutto’s government made Islamic and Pakistan studies compulsory in schools.

Book banks were created in most institutions and over 400,000 copies of text-books were supplied to students.

Bhutto established Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan in 1973 and world class Quaid-e-Azam University and Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad in 1974.

Bhutto established the Allama Iqbal Medical College in 1975.

In 1974, with the help of Dr Abdus Salam, Bhutto gave authorisation of the International Nathiagali Summer College on Contemporary Physics (INSC) at the Nathiagali and as even as of today, INSC conference is still held on Pakistan, where thousands of scientists from all over the world are delegated to Pakistan to interact with Pakistan’s academic scientists.

In 1976, Bhutto established the Engineering Council, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Pakistan Academy of Letters and Cadet college Razmak in North Waziristan.

further four new Universities established at Multan, Bahawalpur, and Khairpur.

People’s Open University is another innovative venture which has started functioning from Islamabad.

For Hostels, Directions were issued that fans, water-coolers and pay-telephones must be provided in each and every hostel in as short a time as physically possible.

Seven thousand new hostel seats were planned to be added to the existing accommodation after the 1977 election.

The agricultural land ceiling, for the first time, was fixed, in Bhutto’s period, to 150 acres of irrigated land and 300 acres of non-irrigated land.

Huge tax exceptions were also introduced for small landowners.

Bhutto upgraded a number of dams and barrages.

Bhutto Government initiated schemes for combating water logging and salinity.

In 1976, the Bhutto government established Federal Flood Commission (FFC), and was tasked to prepare national flood protection plans, and flood forecasting and research to harness floodwater.

Bhutto government launched programs to put the country on to self-sufficiency in rice, sugar, wheat and industries.

Bhutto’s nationalisation of industries heavily benefited the poor mass, but badly upset the influential feudal lords.

In Balochistan, Sardari System was abolished.

KESC was created and kept under complete government control with no private influence.

Bhutto also established

the Port Qasim,

Pakistan Steel Mills,

the Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC)

and several cement factories.

Throughout Bhutto’s period the growth rate of economy relative to that of the 1960s remained at equilibrium level despite the global oil crises in 1973 and without USAid and with USA sanctions.

Bhutto’s policy largely benefited the poor and working class when the level of absolute poverty was sharply reduced.

The land reform programme provided increased economic support to landless tenants.

Development spending was increased especially in health, education, roads, rails and airports constructions.

Foreign companies and industries in Pakistan were exempt from nationalisation to keep the flow of investment intact.

In 1973, Bhutto said that: “activity of public sector or state sector prevents the concentration of economic power in few hands, and protects the small and medium entrepreneurs from the clutches of giant enterprises and vested interests” in front of investers of Lahore Chamber of Commerce.

In July 1973 Bhutto founded the National Development Finance Corporation(NDFC) with an initial government investment of 100 million rupees. The NDFC is currently the largest development finance institution of Pakistan. 42 projects financed by NDFC have contributed Rs. 10,761 million to Pakistan’s GDP and generated Rs. 690 million after-tax profits and 40,465 jobs.

The Bhutto government increased the level of investment, private and public, in the economy from less than Rs. 7,000 million in 1971–72 to more than Rs. 17,000 million in 1974–75.

Bhutto amended banking laws forcing banks to ensure 70% of institutional lending should be for small land holders of 12.5 acres or less. It was a revolutionary idea at a time when banks only clients were the privileged classes.

The number of bank branches rose by 75% from December 1971 to November 1976, from 3,295 to 5,727. It was an exceptional move by Bhutto to expand banks branches

covering all towns and villages with a population of 5,000.

By the end of the Bhutto government concentration of wealth in few hands had declined sharply compared to height of the Ayub Khan era.

By 1974, exports exceeded one billion dollars, showing a 60% increase over the combined exports of East and West Pakistan before separation.

It was met even the world was in the midst of the major 1973 oil crisis and in the middle of global recession the national income of Pakistan increased by 15% and industrial production by 20% in four years of Bhutto’s period.

While foreign agents continued to sabotage Bhutto’s government as people saw discovery of Iraqi arms in Islamabad in February 1973 and as

Saddam’s government continued to provide weapons to separatists in Pakistan and allowed to open an office for the Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF) in Baghdad and

it all exposed when Akbar Bugti defected to Bhutto, revealing a series of arms stored in the Iraqi Embassy.

The operation was carefully analysed and at 0:00hrs (12:00 am), SSG Division accompanied by Army Rangers stormed the Embassy. Military Police arrested the Iraqi Ambassador, the military attache, and Iraq’s diplomatic staff. Following the incident, authorities discovered 300 Soviet submachine guns with 50,000 rounds of ammunition and a large amount of money that was to be distributed amongst separatists.

Bhutto’s successful diplomatic offensive against Iraq isolated Saddam internationally with global condemnation.

Gradually the tribesmen started coming out of the Sardars’ quarantine.Modern amenities, for instance medical aid, automobiles for passenger transport and schooling of children became available in the interior of Baluchistan for the first time, since 1947.

The Bhutto government constructed 564 miles of new roads, including the key link between Sibi and Maiwand creating new trade and commerce centres.

Bhutto government gave the right of a passport to every citizen of Pakistan.

From Frontier province alone 35,000 workers were given the opportunity to work in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Bhutto used the Pakistani community of Europe to lobby and influence European governments to improve the rights of expatriate Pakistani communities in Europe.The remittances from overseas Pakistanis, as a result, increased around $US25 billion per annum.

In 1973, the Bhutto government instituted Labour Courts for the speedy redress of workers’ grievances.

The Bhutto Government abolished the workers’ contribution to the Social Security Fund; instead, the employers were made to increase their contribution from 4 to 6%.

The Bhutto’s government, for the first time in pakistan, introduced Worker’s Compensation Act to constitute and enhance compensation rates according to economic conditions.

In 1972 the Bhutto government provided for old age benefits for workers through group insurance, increased rates of compensation and higher rates of gratuity.

The Bhutto government also introduced a pension scheme of old age benefits which would provide a payment of Rs.75 a month to workers and skilled workers after retirement at the age of 55 for men and 50 for women, on condition that the worker had completed a minimum of 15 years insurable employment. This applied to all factories, industries, and establishments employing ten or more workers drawing monthly wages up to Rs. 1,000.

Bhutto’s vast knowledge, intelligence, and keen awareness of post-World War II, and the nuclear history, enabled him to craft the foreign policy which brought unmatched benefits in Pakistan’s foreign policy history.

In Bhutto’s view, Japan had been under the United States’ influence, and much bigger role of Japan in Asia would only benefit American interests in the region.

However, much of the Bhutto’s policy efforts were reverted by General Zia-ul-Haq and were again restored in favor of feudal lords and thieves later after Bhutto’s execution.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pays rich tribute to Mader-e Jamhooriyat Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 90th birthday anniversary

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD. March 22: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while paying rich tribute to Mader-e Jamhooriyat (Mother of Democracy) Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 90th birthday anniversary said that she was a brave and steadfast great daughter of Pakistan and she offered the sacrifice of her entire family for the country. Each member of her family who sacrificed life was brilliant and had eminent upright character.

He said that the history of the country won’t go ahead without mentioning the sacrifices of Begum Nusrat Bhutto and her family. After Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was judicially assassinated, she led the movement for the restoration of democracy and challenged the then dictator.

The PPP Chairman said that at one hand the dictator Zia was busy in promoting the menace of extremism, terrorism, sectarianism, ethnic politics, narcotics and Kalashnikov, while at the other, Begum Nusrat Bhutto despite restraints and atrocities at the hands of the dictator was struggling for the supremacy of ideology of Pakistan and rights of the masses in light of vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the PPP is the successor of the legacy of Mader-e Jamhooriyat and her struggle and sacrifices and would keep struggling for the same without any fear.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses the meeting of party’s Sindh Council at Chief Minister House

Pakistan Peoples Party Official

KARACHI, March 16: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed the meeting of party’s Sindh Council at Chief Minister House here on Saturday. President PPP Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Sherry Rehman, Qaim Ali Shah, Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Mola Bux Chandio, Nasir Hussain Shah, Waqar Mehdi, Rashid Rabbani, Aajiz Dhamrah, Aijaz Jakhrani, Saeed Ghani, Shagufta Jumani and others were also present.

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Bilawal Bhutto strongly condemns Indian intrusion

Pakistan Peoples Party: News updates

India has chosen to respond to a homegrown, organic freedom fighters attack in Indian occupied Kashmir by conducting an airstrikes on Pakistan soil for the first time since 1971. This outrageous and unprecedented act of aggression should be condemned internationally. Pakistan is well within our right to retaliate.

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the Indian intrusion in Pakistani territory and issued the following statement on Tuesday.

“India has chosen to respond to a homegrown, organic freedom fighters attack in Indian occupied Kashmir by conducting an airstrikes on Pakistan soil for the first time since 1971. This outrageous and unprecedented act of aggression should be condemned internationally. Pakistan is well within our right to retaliate.

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Complete text of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s address at Oxford Union

Pakistan Peoples Party: News updates

Ladies & Gentlemen,

As Pakistan navigates the new millennium, there are key global changes that our domestic challenges are embedded in.

The first is the rise of the anti-globalist. You can see this as a citizen that sees himself free of universalist norms, or the rights-based global order that attempted to govern the world through an architecture of rights and institutions. Arguably this global order was hegemonic and extractive in its tilt towards the West. But it strove to define itself through rights-based regimes evolved at global forums. Countries took multilateralism seriously, as well as the potential shelter from exploitation that institutions such as the UN were at least theoretically premised on.

But as globalism produced its own dystopias, today you see the Post World-War II order slipping away. In Europe and America, and here in Britain, we see it as a surge of populism and ultra-nationalism, where exclusion has…

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Asif Ali Zardari visits residence of Salim Mandviwala to offer condolences on demise of his mother

Pakistan Peoples Party: News updates

KARACHI, February 17: Former President of Pakistan and President PPP-P Asif Ali Zardari visited the residence of Deputy Chairman of the Senate Salim Mandviwala to offer condolences on the demise of his mother.

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