PPP ready to stand 'public trial': Raja Ashraf
24 February, 2013
HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said Pakistan People's Party (PPP) was ready for 'public accountability' of action it took in the last five years in government.
Raja told a ceremony at Government College Hyderabad on Saturday that PPP's opponents should not worry as both government as well as opposition will appear before the court of public in the forthcoming general election very soon.
He said future belonged to the PPP, which would triumph in general elections in all the provinces with the support of people.
He said the next general election would be free, fair and transparent as a powerful Election Commission was freely working in the country and all bogus votes had been removed from electoral lists.
No one can rig the polls in the presence of an autonomous Election Commission, free judiciary and vibrant media, he said and added that the PPP would go among the people on basis of its performance.
He said the PPP will contest next elections on the basis of its performance He said his party had taken revolutionary steps for the betterment of the country. He said people have never witnessed such efforts for the development of the country during the last 65 years. He said it was the present government, which restored the 1973 Constitution in its original shape with the provision of maximum autonomy and rights to the provinces.
The Prime Minister said the consensus NFC Award and making the country self-sufficient in agricultural produces, particularly wheat, were also the revolutionary steps of the present government, along with provision of jobs to the youth on a large scale.
The PPP government had inherited an acute shortage of wheat, but now the country was in a position to export the commodity, he added.
Similarly, the prime minister said for the first time in the history of country thousands of jobless youth were inducted in government departments. Though the problem of unemployment still exists, but the present government has helped thousands of families by creating job opportunities, he added.
Raja said the PPP government gave maximum autonomy to the provinces through the NFC Award, which indicated that the party fully believed in provincial autonomy and always struggled for a strong federation.
He said since the PPP leaders belonged to the workers' class, therefore they were aware of the issues of common people and made all-out efforts to address them. On the contrary the leaders of other political parties are unaware of the problems of people because of their affiliation with the feudal class, he added.
The government, the prime minister said, had strengthened democracy in the country and that was why the assemblies were going to complete their five-year constitutional tenure. This fact was being widely appreciated at international forums.