HYDERABAD, December 21: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing the Ayaz Mela has urged the writers and intellectuals across the country to stand with him to end the politics of extremism, hatred and division from the society and find solutions to the challenges faced by the Pakistan.
PPP Chairman, while addressing the Ayaz Mela organized to pay homage to the late Shaikh Ayaz, a famous poet of Sindh, said that everyone has the right to have a difference of opinion in politics, but it does not mean that the difference should be turned into personal enmity. “The politics of extremism, hatred and division will have to be ended (in the country),” he said, adding that PPP has already proved that it can carry everyone together.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that some elements want people to remain divided, but when the people will understand such nefarious intentions, the victory will be for the people. “Economic challenges, extremism and geopolitical conditions cannot be countered through the politics of hatred and division,” he said, adding that he needs the support of the intellectuals and the youth to steer the country in the right direction, because when they step out, no one will be able to stop them.
Talking about the threats facing Pakistan due to climate change, Chairman PPP said that people need to spread awareness about the issue, and added: “(Due to climate change) first we will drown, and then we will have to stay thirsty. After the North Pole and the South Pole, the Himalayan mountains have the largest number of ice glaciers in the world.” He further said that 250 million people will be at risk if the Himalayan glaciers melt due to climate change, adding that in view of climate change, we have to change the development vision in the country, in this regard we need the support of the writers and intelectuals.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan cannot run in such a way that it ignores its history and cultures. “We have to put the country on the right track. We have to own our history and all cultures,” he added. He said that there has been a lot of oppression in the country, and added, “not only great leaders have been killed here, but their history, culture and languages have also been suppressed by their own hands. It is my dream that we take the country in such a direction, where every child of Pakistan knows Mohen Jo Daro.”
Charman PPP said that his party wants the problems of the youth across the country to be solved and to provide them with a constructive and healthy environment. “We have introduced the concept of Youth Card and Youth Centers for the youth. Through the Youth Card, educated unemployed youth will be financially supported, while the youth centers set up at the district level will provide library, vocational training and sports facilities,” he added.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in his address, paid glowing tribute to the unique poet and writer of Sindh late Shaikh Ayaz for his academic and literary services and also appreciated the efforts of the organizers of Ayaz Mela.
Meanwhile, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the 9th Ayaz Mela held in Hyderabad. Former Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, former education minister Sardar Shah and other party leaders were also present.