KARACHI - Political secretary to slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto and her close confidante, Naheed Khan on Sunday said she could not wait and see destruction of the party of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto at the hands of looters and would continue raising her voice against the party occupiers.

She demanded PPPP president Asif Ali Zardari that if he has some affection for the PPP workers and his wife Benazir Bhutto then he should take his family away from the party affairs.

Addressing the workers convention of Pakistan People’s Party, she said, “Bilawal is the son of Benazir Bhutto but relationships do not matter in politics instead he should have to follow the vision of his grandfather and mother for serving the people at grass-root level in order to revive the party and his credibility.”

“Bilawal has to come out of lavish cars and helicopters and should sit down with the people of Lyari and listen to their grievances,” she said.

She said the PPP was not a private property of anyone instead it was the party of workers. “I even asked PPP leader Jahangir Badar as to how he termed the party of Bhutto and Benazir as an NGO. I am fighting a case of its revival in the courts,” she said. The veteran PPP leader said Bhutto called for snatching the rights when they were not given properly therefore, the PPP was their home and they could not see their home burning in fire and would therefore resist against it.

Ms Khan also lambasted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for privatising the institutions, saying if it is in their hands then they can even sell out the public also. “We will not allow Nawaz Sharif to sell out the state institutions and will show resistance against it,” she said.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP workers president Safdar Abbasi said soon after Benazir Bhutto martyrdom, no leader of national caliber was left in the country. “Soon after the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, we have decided to stand with the ideology of the party and parted our ways with those who had a vision to loot the country,” he said.

He said Benazir gave them a lesson to never compromise on principles but Asif Zardari had only deprived the people of their houses, food and shelter, which was the basic slogan of the party. He said it was due to the policies of Zardari that the party had only limited to a single province.

PPP workers party secretary general Ahsan - who was also the security in-charge of Benazir Bhutto - demanded Asif Ali Zardari to reveal the will of his slain wife. He said it was the right of every party worker to see the will.

Moreover, the PPP Workers’ leaders also announced initiating the membership campaign of the party in the province along with holding workers’ conventions in other parts of the country including Sindh.

A resolution vowing to carry forward the mission of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto was also passed during the convention.