Protesting the Appointment of Babar Awan as VP of PPP – by Assad Khan


So it would seem today that the party decided to, in all honesty, dig a very shallow grave for itself. Appointing Babar Awan Vice President of the party is not only an insult to the hard work of older members such as Ghazanfar Gul, Aftab Mirani, etc but it also insults the memory of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

What kind of dystopian world are we living in where we reward one of Pakistans most incompetent lawyers not to mention despicable human being as the Vice President of the Party. That too without elections. A man who as we all recall not only distributed sweets after the assassination of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto but then heckled and swore at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto when she was addressing the Rawalpindi Bar Association after her return in 1986.

Then let us not forget his fake degree.  A Monticello University PhD worth less than the paper it was printed on. Are we actually sinking the level of the party to such an extent that we are handing out key party positions to morally and intellectually bankrupt individuals? Individuals that not only have no history within the party but have also not won a single direct election? 

And then there is that whole ugly business of his stance against the Ahmedis or to put it in his spokesmans terms ‘the Qadiani lobby’. For Gods sake. This is the kind of ugliness we as a party are supposed to fight against but yet we are rewarding it.

What has Babar Awan done for this party to deserve being its Vice President? Also don’t us party members have a say in who gets positions of power within the party? This is a man with no mandate from the people or from party supporters and yet we are handing him the keys to our ‘amaanat’. We as party members/supporters are supposed to protect the legacy of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto but instead we are doing whatever we can to bury it.  His opposition to amending and changing the Blasphemy Laws is also a disgrace to the party.

I cant speak for everyone in the party but I strongly condemn and protest the appointment of Babar Awan as party Vice President. He does not have my vote or support.



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