Zardari pledges to create jobs, fulfill promises with people
NAUDERO: President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday pledged to come up to the expectations of the people and set up industrial estates in various parts of the country to create thousands of new jobs.
“Job creation will keep youth away from violence and they can play a productive role in national life,” he said while addressing a ceremony to launch Mobile Phone Banking under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) here.
President Zardari said People’s Party made its President, Prime Minister, Chairman Senate and Speaker National Assembly in the name of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed.
He said the government identified people who are living below the poverty line and now cash of Rs.1000 will reach them through mobile phones in a transparent manner.
The transfer of cash from phones will also make it possible to identify what people are buying and in this way the economy can be documented and tax policies can be improved, he noted.
He praised Chairperson BISP Farzana Raja and banks for participating in the programme and said it will promote electronic banking in the country.
The President said PPP takes politics as worship and it has been following the vision and thoughts of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.
He vowed to protect rights of women and said cash grants will empower women and will allow them to spend on the needs of their family.
Projects for welfare of women will be expanded as they will be given facility of health insurance and through the new phone facility they can also register complaints and their positions can be tracked if anybody impinges upon their rights, he said adding most women wanted to buy livestock which can be tracked through global positioning system.
The President said PPP’s slogan of “roti, kapra and makan” is for all times as founder of party Zulfikar Ali Bhutto knew about the needs of a growing population in future.
President Zardari said the PPP government was not only fighting non state actors involved in terrorism but also working against poverty for the sake of future generations.