SHUJABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that PPP would bring Food Cards through which eatables would be provided to the masses at cheaper rates.
Addressing the party workers here, he said that food stores would be opened at Union Council level which would be run by women that would not only help address the issue of food shortage but also empower women. He said the PPP was the only political party which also brought revolutionary programs to alleviate poverty in the country.
“We had launched BISP during the tenure of PPP government and now the scope of this program would be extended”, he said. Similarly, PPP launched Poverty Reduction program in Sindh province in order to offer interest-free loans to the poor, observed Bilawal Bhutto.
He added the program helped in bringing 800,000 families out of poverty. Bilawal promised that PPP would pay immense focus on healthcare and education and would make arrangement for free of cost treatment. He said that international standard hospitals like SIUT were opened in Sindh. He said, “We want to open these hospitals in the whole country”.
The PPP always served the poor masses; he said and added that Shaheed Bhutto gave land to the poor by retrieving it from landlords. If farmers would be prosperous then the country would be prosperous, stated PPP chairman.
“I am campaigning to complete the mission of Shaheed Bibi”, he said and urged the masses to vote for PPP in the general election. The PPP would resolve all problems of the people, he added.
Kisan Card: He further said that PPP would introduce Benazir Kissan Card to facilitate farmers by providing subsidies and interest-free loans. Addressing the party workers at Bahawalpur Bypass, he pledged that farmers would be registered after a survey, and they would enjoy insurance of their crops. In case, farmers faced any issue or loss of crops, then they would be compensated through an insurance policy, he said. He claimed that PPP always brought farmers friendly policies. Bilawal said that he received a warm welcome by the people from Karachi to Multan. The PPP is alive and it would remain alive in future too, he said and added that he was not doing politics for power or mudslinging on opponents but his aim was to empower the masses by resolving their issues. If Pakistan was to move forward, then political parties would have to steps for addressing the real issues, he said. He pledged that PPP would ensure free medical treatment and education facilities in the country. Paying tribute to citizens of Multan he said the people had always supported the PPP and democracy. If there was democracy in the country, he said, it was due to the sacrifices of the people of Multan. “My grandfather had contested elections from Multan and similarly, Yusuf Raza Gilani is a committed stalwart of PPP”, he said and added when Gilani was the prime minister, he ensured record development in the region. Bilawal observed that 50 percent population was facing malnutrition, adding, “We will introduce food cards and open food stores at Union Council level and women will run the stores.” Bilawal claimed that PPP always gave houses to people, adding that Bhutto had given plots to homeless people.