Above everything next chief minister of Balochistan would be from Pakistan Peoples’ Party; Balochistan is the heart of Pakistan but Islamabad does not see it. Peoples Party Quetta Jalsa marks a pivotal moment in Balochistan’s political landscape on the eve of the upcoming general elections, with key announcements addressing critical issues and attracting support from influential figures.
The party’s vision for a new era of politics, reconciliation, and welfare-oriented initiatives signals a commitment to positive change. As PPP positions itself as a formidable political force in Balochistan, the rally sets the stage for upcoming political developments in the region. PPP arranged a mass gathering, to mark its 56th foundation day. The Jalsa was a resounding success for the party, with thousands of supporters from across Balochistan attending to show their support for the PPP and its leadership. Jalsa was a major show of strength for the PPP, which has been struggling to regain its footing in Balochistan in recent years. The party has been largely absent from the political scene in the province, and its share of the vote has declined significantly in recent elections. However, the Quetta rally showed that the PPP still has a strong base of support in Balochistan.
The power show was also an opportunity for the PPP to unveil its new vision for Balochistan. PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari promised that the PPP would make Balochistan “the heart of Pakistan” and that the party would work to address the province’s many challenges, including poverty, unemployment, and lack of development. Zardari also announced a number of new initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Balochistan. These initiatives include the construction of cardiac hospitals in every district of the province, the launch of youth cards for young people, and the introduction of Kisan cards for farmers.
Bilawal Bhutto unveiled plans to launch Youth Cards to support unemployed youth and Kisan Cards to ensure that subsidies reach farmers directly, bypassing mill owners. These initiatives aim to address unemployment and promote the welfare of both the youth and the agricultural community. The party also announced the introduction of the Benazir Mazdoor Card to safeguard the rights of workers. This move reflects PPP’s commitment to workers’ welfare and protection in the face of economic challenges. Bilawal Bhutto emphasized the establishment of Cardiac Hospitals in every district, starting with Quetta. This initiative aims to provide accessible and free treatment for heart diseases, addressing a crucial healthcare need in the country.
Bilawal Bhutto called for a departure from traditional politics, stating that the country needs new thinking and a fresh approach. He highlighted the importance of politics based on reconciliation, as opposed to the politics of hatred and division perpetuated by past dictators. Asif Ali Zardari underscored Balochistan’s significance, declaring it the heart of Pakistan. He expressed the party’s commitment to winning the hearts of the people in Balochistan and delivering on their needs, including water supply for agriculture. Several influential figures, including Sardar Sarfraz Domki and Mir Naseebullah Marri, announced their affiliation with PPP after meetings with Asif Ali Zardari. This demonstrates a growing support base and a political shift in Balochistan. Asif Ali Zardari emphasized the need for national unity to transform Pakistan into a great country. He encouraged collaboration to address challenges such as water supply to Balochistan and presented a vision for a prosperous and united nation.