ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here today said democracy was the only way for growth and development of the country.
“PPP has always been striving for the supremacy of the Constitution and rule of law in the country. It is my first visit to the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). I feel glad to be here as a chief guest on the event to celebrate ‘Sindh Topi-Ajrak Day’.”
He said Sindh encompasses thousands of years old civilization and has rich historical background adding, the civilization which has no precedent of violence whereas Mohenjo-Daro is the pride of Sindh.
Bilawal said that the centuries’ old culture and traditions of Sindh were based on love, peace, and harmony which were still alive in the history.
Bilawal said the establishment of SZABIST was the earnest endeavor of Benazir Bhutto to provide good learning facilities for all Pakistanis. He said PPP had the history of the struggle for the democracy and strengthening of the Party, adding we had also made huge endeavors for the autonomy of the public.
He said the people of Sindh are much aware of the benefits of the democratic system in the country and parliamentary form of government was the best for the country’s political system. “Pakistan is a great country and proud to be a Pakistani. Pakistan is a bucket of different culture and languages. There is equality for the speaker of every language in the country,” he remarked.
“PPP has given sacrifices but never took U-turn from its goals and never submitted before the dictators,” he maintained.
The Chairman PPP said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto accepted death instead of retreating from his commitments.
He said, “We defeated terrorism by facing it from eyeball to eyeball and never compromised on our national interests.”
He thanked the organizers of the event and said, “I am inspired by the energy of youth organizing cultural activities and it is important for us to encourage them.”
On this occasion, he was also gifted with Sindhi cap and Ajrak by the Head of the SZABIST. Students hailing from various culture and regions presented their traditional dance to highlight the significance of their culture.
PM Imran Khan condoles deaths in Hazarganji blast
QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Quetta today to condole with the heirs of Hazarganji blast victims.
As per details, the prime minister met with the heirs of the blast victims individually to express his condolence on the deadliest attack on the Hazara community.
“We stand firm united with the people, who lost their loved ones”, PM Khan said while expressing his views with the Hazara community.
During the meeting chief minister and governor Balochistan were also in attendance.
At least 20 people, security personnel and children among them, were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide attack at the Hazarganji fruit and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday morning.
Darul Sehat hospital executive director resigns
KARACHI: Darul Sehat Hospital executive director Dr Shahzad Alam stepped down from his post, said the hospital in a statement.
The health facility’s board of directors accepted his resignation immediately.
The participants of the meeting reviewed with the “deepest concern, compassion and empathy” the incident involving wrong medication to nine-month old Nishwa and vowed to extend its fullest support for the well being of the baby and her family.
The meeting was briefed about progress on a probe into the incident which it maintained occurred because of “human negligence of a qualified paramedic.”
Fake bank accounts case: NAB arrests Zardari’s close aide Nadeem Bhutto
KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have arrested Nadeem Bhutto, in-charge of Bhutto House from Naudero today.
Bhutto is said to be close aide of former president and co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari.
According to NAB sources, Bhutto is involved in withdrawing money through fake bank accounts.