On Wednesday January 13, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari arrived at Lahore. The city that is believed to be strictly the opposition’s (PML-N) turf. The irony was that both the leaders of PML-N, the Sharif brothers, were surprisingly not in town.
Youtube: Punjabi Speech in Lahore
The President, who is also the Co-Chairman of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, took this opportunity to give the speech that is believed to be the game changer. The speech was delivered in the local language Punjabi and was aimed aggressively at addressing the grievances of the workers of his party. With this speech he did not only revived the party worker’s spirit but also kicked off for the upcoming competition for the local bodies’ elections.
President Zardari started the new year on road traveling around the country re-organizing his party and signaling that he is still in-charge and is here to stay for his full five year term. With the local bodies’ elections approaching, Asif Ali Zardari seems to be playing the game wisely. During his stay in Lahore President inaugurated many social and development projects, which he suggested will directly benefit the poor. This he said was the promise and the vision of his late wife Benazir Bhutto, which he has been honored to fulfill.
In the latest speech, President Asif Ali Zardari, also claimed that it will be his party that masses will support in the upcoming local bodies’ elections. He also took the opportunity to formally launch the membership drive for his party, with which he wishes to revitalize the party at the grass-roots level throughout the country.
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