Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari will arrive in Lahore tomorrow (Wednesday) to attend the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting, scheduled to convene on September 14.
Upon Mr Bhutto-Zardari's arrival in Lahore, the PPP workers will warmly welcome in Thokar Niaz Baig.
A specially convened meeting on Tuesday, presided over by PPP leader Aslam Gul, focused on coordinating arrangements for the warm welcome planned for Mr Bhutto-Zardari. Acting Provincial President Rana Farooq and Hasan Murtaza were also present on this occasion.
In an effort to ensure a robust turnout and a spirited reception, party leaders have been issued directives to mobilise additional party workers who will welcome the PPP bigwigs.
During his stay in Lahore, Mr Bhutto-Zardari is expected to remain in the city for a span of three to four days.
– Bilawal bemoans red-hot inflation –
Few days back, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari bemoaned on Friday the ballooning inflation in the country.
Speaking to media, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said, "Right now the country is facing severe economic hardships. The people are facing poverty, inflation, and unemployment."
He reiterated the demand for holding elections. Mr Bhutto-Zardari said, "The elections should be held in the country within 90 days. If we win the elections, we will serve the masses."
Recalling the events that transpired on May 9, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said, "The culprits of the May 9 incidents have to be taught a lesson to avert any such events in the future."
"Former president Asif Ali Zardari had spent more time in jail as the political leader. If the masses pick up Asif Ali Zardari or Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, then everyone should accept them," he added.
"We will even accept the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) if the masses vote the party into power," Mr Bhutto-Zardari maintained.
Speaking about the Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS) meeting with the business community, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said, "The COAS’ meeting with the traders is not a new thing. The predecessors of the COAS had also held meetings with the business community."
"The business community should also apprise the political parties of their issues," he added.
Taking a dig at the PTI chief, Mr. Bhutto-Zardari said, "The person who used to say that he would pit everybody in prison is today himself behind bars."
He made it clear that the PPP was ready to face the courts and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).