KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the new generation is ready to take on the elected officials.
Addressing the convention organized by the People’s Student Federation (PSF) here at the Arts Council on Wednesday, the PPP chairman said it was high time for young people to take on the leadership role in the country.
Bilawal said it was the perfect time for the youth to lead the country from the front against the rotten and frustrated elements who had no reason or sense of responsibility.
He said that the leaders and workers of the PSF had, through years of unwavering and nervous struggle, won the right to form the student union which had been snatched away in the past by dictator Ziaul Haq.
He said that the late Benazir Bhutto, during his first term, reestablished student unions with unions, but Bhutto’s government was overthrown by a conspiracy and the subsequent government imposed the ban again. student unions. He said that the PPP was not the party of landlords and “peers”.
He said Pakistanis got this country not as a result of war or violence, but as a result of a peaceful democratic struggle under the leadership of Quaid-i Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave the precious gift to the nation in the form of democracy.
The PPP chairman was of the opinion that the greatest atrocity against the youth of this country was that an attempt had been made to suppress their voice. He lamented that young people were not allowed to talk about their own problems. “Some frustrated elements are primarily obsessed with a negative idea that the country’s youth should not be involved in mainstream politics.
“We wonder why there is so much violence and barbarism in our society. The politics of religion and ethnicity gets space because student unions have been banned,” he said.
By banning student politics for their own benefit, some elements have not only harmed the youth of the country’s academic institutions such as colleges and universities, but also inflicted irreparable loss on society, he said.
He said that the ever-increasing fee graph of educational institutions was visible to everyone. The way the state was run and graduates denied employment opportunities, students would now speak out and draw attention to these issues.
The president of the PPP said that cases of harassment were reported by educational institutions, but that it was a great injustice that these cases were investigated by those who belonged to the same institution because they would not make justice at all.
“Student unions are our first step, and when students are organized they will fight for the solution of their problems, but if there is a PPP government, you will run the government yourself,” he said. said.