Government to foil conspiracies against democracy: Gilani
MARDAN: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday said conspiracies are being hatched against the democracy in the country and warned that the present government will foil all such conspiracies and protect the democratic system.
“There are conspiracies against the democracy and to damage the democratic system but the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will protect the democracy at all cost and will not allow anti-democratic forces to derail the process,” said the prime minister while addressing a public meeting here.
A large number of people attended the public meeting despite bad weather.
The prime minister said the PPP government has been facing conspiracies, since 2008 when it took over the rule but faced these challenges and conspiracies with the support of the masses.
He said despite all the efforts of the anti-democratic elements, the PPP faced these conspiracies and succeed to present its fifth consecutive budget this year.
The prime minister said basically the aim of these conspiracies were to stop Senate elections and to stop presentation of the fifth budget and stop the government to complete its tenure but all these conspiracies were totally fizzled out.
Referring to the role of opposition he said they were sitting in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia, when the PPP was working for the rights of the people.
The prime minister said institutions have been strengthened with the revival of 1973 constitution.
He thanked the people to attend the public meeting despite bad weather.
He said due to bad weather, helicopter could not reach at the venue but he decided to drive his car to reach to the venue of the public meeting.
Gilani said it has proved that PPP is the biggest and popular party for which Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto sacrificed their lives.
The prime minister assured the people that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to reach out the masses to provide them basic rights and to resolve their issues.
Appreciating the hospitality given to the internally displaced people by the people of Mardan, he said, the people of the area established a good noble example.
The prime minister said with the efforts of the government, the IDPs were sent to their homes within 90 days.