Pakistan’s main opposition party unveils political manifesto

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Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the country’s main opposition party, has unveiled its political manifesto for the next general elections, promising to make nation free of hunger, rebuild its economy and foster harmony.

A gathering of the party’s leaders was held on Thursday here, during which the manifesto was unveiled which is titled as “bread, clothing and house, education, health and jobs for everyone”, reports Xinhua news agency.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the country’s economic situation is unstable, intolerable and unsustainable and the next government should make policies aiming at serving the people of the country.

The PPP vowed to free the people of Pakistan from hunger, thirst and helplessness and opportunities for all children and youth so that they may excel, become active citizens of the country and confident members of the global community.

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The party’s manifesto said that if came to power, the PPP will deepen democracy by fostering harmony among people, state and among the institutions of the state, adding that it will also make the government accountable and answerable to the people by strengthening the parliament and other institutional frameworks.

PPP ruled Pakistan four times, under the leadership of Bilawal Bhutto’s maternal grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and mother Benazir Bhutto, both of who were assassinated by their opponents.

This was the party’s 10th manifesto in the last five decades.

–IANS

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