Pakistan Peoples Party and Importance of its Founding Documents – by H.A. Khan

The PPP was launched at its founding convention held in Lahore on November  30 – December 01, 1967. At the same meeting, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was elected as its Chairman. Among the express goals for which the party was formed were the establishment of an “egalitarian democracy” and the “application of socialistic ideas to realize economic and social justice”. A more immediate task was to struggle against the hated dictatorship of Ayub Khan,who was at the height of his power when the PPP was formed. Basic principles of PPP enshrined:

Islam is our Faith

Democracy is our politics

Socialism is our Economy

All Power to the People

The Party also promised the elimination of feudalism in accordance with the established principles of socialism to protect and advance the interests of peasantry.Immediately after its formation, the PPP spread its message among the workers, peasants and students throughout Pakistan, announced elections for December 1970. The PPP contested these elections on the slogans of “ROTI, KAPRA AUR MAKAN” (bread, clothing and shelter) and “all power to the people.” and won the elections historically.

As a party and Bhuttos loylalist i always believe firmly that PPP should work  to enforce the principles which it had laid down 42 years ago. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto clealry wrote in this famous book(If I am assassinated) that i am facing this situation because i wanted to reconcile the two classes(Poor&Rich)in this country,but i got this clear that this class reconciliation is impossible and victory of one will result in the lost for the 2nd.

PPP is now in sovereignty and majority of masses see to them with their dreamy eyes and hopes that now this time their problems will be sort out and must be resolved. As Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto said in her last speech at Rawalpindi that time has come to deliver and to change this system and to empower the people of pkaistn and power belongs to them.PPP should work to enforce the founding principles as today it is needed the most to overcome the misseries and problems of the masses of Pakistan.

People will not hear any more excuses as they also had suffered alot and dreaming for a new dawn of hope and a dawn when all people will have the ROTI, KAPRA AUR MAKAN for themselves and they can live happily with the true honour which was promised in the principles laid down in the founding documents.

The time has come for PPP to truly implement their founding principles. Jeay Bhutto, Jeay Awaam!



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