ISLAMABAD: Senator Dr. Safdar Abbasi, member Central Executive Committee Pakistan Peoples Party categorically stated on Monday the PPP leaders and activists were not against the party Chairperson’s deal with President Pervez Musharraf. In a statement issued here, he said: “The PPP members do not share the view attributed to a PPP leader that a section within the PPP believed that an agreement for the transition to democracy in the country through the holding of fair, free and impartial elections and an end to a uniformed presidency with General Musharraf might be harmful for the Party.” He said that the party is united under the leadership of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
Senator Dr. Safdar Abbasi said that Pakistan Peoples Party is the largest democratic party in the country and although there may be several opinions within the party, which are expressed at the proper forums, once Chairperson takes a decision all the party workers abide by that decision. “From the days of Quaid e Awam Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the party workers have had full faith and confidence in the leadership of Quaid e Awam, Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. There is no question of any Party worker questioning the wisdom of its leadership,” he observed.
Abbasi said that the Party workers and Parliamentarians have a sense of responsibility and duty to their leader from whose popularity and standing amongst the public they seek election themselves. Those that have forgotten this, like Farooq Leghari, learnt that without the platform of a PPP led by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, they had no platform or recognition amongst the masses. The PPP Senator said that the Party has once again reposed full confidence in the Chairperson Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in the recently held joint meeting of the Central Executive Committee and Federal Council in London and believe that the Chairperson and her family as well as the workers have paid a heavy price in political suffering to keep alive the interest of the Party, democratic supremacy and the People of Pakistan’s right to representative government.-SANA