KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday urged poor labourers of the country to join hands and stand united against oppression.
Speaking at a public rally organised to mark the 49th foundation day of PPP in the city’s Malir neighbourhood, he said roti, kapra aur makan (food, clothing and shelter) – a popular chant introduced by founding leader of PPP Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – were still the basic right of the masses.
The PPP chairman also announced opposing privatisation of Steel Mills and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
A nation does not remain a nation when it deviates from its rules and ideology, he said. “Poor labourers stand up and join hands with other.”
Strict security measures were made for the rally and lady commandos among contingents of police and other security forces were deployed to avoid any untoward incidents from happening.
PPP Jiyalas (diehard supporters) were seen dancing on the beats of party songs throughout the day.
Similar ceremonies were held in various cities and towns across the country to mark the foundation day of the PPP, founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1967.