PPP to mark Foundation Day with PDM Nov 30 jalsa in Multan: Bilawal Bhutto
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said PPP is going to mark our 53rd foundation day by hosting South Punjab Jalsa for Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on November 30 at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh Stadium Multan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In a tweet, Bilawal said: “I would like to welcome everyone to join us. Please follow COVID SOP’s. Wear a mask.”
The PPP has announced a public rally at the time when Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Isnaf federal minister including Senator Shibli Faraz and Planning Minister Asad Umar has repeatedly expressed their concerns of COVID-19 spread fear due to opposition public rallies.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “Opposition is callously destroying people’s lives and livelihoods in their desperation to get an NRO. Let me make it clear: they can hold a million jalsas but will not get any NRO.”
“I do not want to take measures like a lockdown that will start hurting our economy which at the moment is showing signs of a robust recovery. Unfortunately, the Opposition's only goal is NRO at whatever cost to the lives of people & the country's economy,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said.
Birth of the PPP
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on its website stated, “PPP is the culmination of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s resolve to bring down the dictatorial regime of General Ayub Khan. He brought together all strata of the society at the Party’s inaugural convention which was held in Lahore in 1967 when Ayub Khan led the dictatorial rule of Pakistan.”
“Unperturbed by the very personal repercussions of their struggle for democracy in Pakistan, the group of revolutionaries came together from across the country to form Pakistan Peoples Party under the leadership of Shaheed Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,” PPP said.
Accordion to a book ‘Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Pakistan 1967-1977’ penned by Rafi Raza, “Amidst government-inspired rumours and disquiet, a convention was held in the compound of Mubashir Hasan's Lahore residence on 30 November and 1 December 1967.
The book reads, “The Interim Constitution of the Party was finalized in a hurry by Jalaluddin Abdur Rahim during the convention and set out its fourfold motto: Islam is our faith; Democracy is our polity; Socialism is our economy and All power to the people.”