MULTAN - Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raa Gilani has said that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will make important announcement about deprivation of South Punjab during the scheduled public meeting in Multan on December 15.

Addressing a gathering of PPP workers and activists in connection with upcoming public meeting here on Monday, the former premier criticised the government and said that those claiming end loadshedding in six months failed to tackle the issue despite lapse of four and a half years. "Instead gas loadshedding has also increased which further added to the miseries of poor people," he maintained. He said that the powerlooms industry was on the verge of complete destruction due to power loadshedding.

He claimed that the PPP gave employment to the people while the current government deprived people of their jobs under the guise of privatisation. He further pointed out that the farming community was also faced with serious crisis due to anti-agriculture policies of the government.

He said that the PPP would take practical steps for the welfare and prosperity of people of South Punjab. He said that it was masses who had to decide whether or not Metro and Speedo busses offered them any relief and benefit.

Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raa Gilani  said that the PPP never left the masses alone whether be in power or on opposition benches. He added that his party always raised voice for the rights of the people, respected judiciary, strived for strengthening institutions and rendered tremendous sacrifices for the stability of the democracy.

He claimed that the December 15 public meeting in Multan would be a more successful show than Islamabad and it would refresh the memories of public meetings held by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raa Gilani  declared that the PPP would come into power again with the help of public power and put the country on path of progress and prosperity.

Other PPP leaders including Ahmad Mujtaba Gillani, Mahr Irshad Siyal, Nawab Nasir Badozai and others also spoke on this occasion.