LAHORE - Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa on Sunday said judiciary had always given its verdicts against the PPP leaders, but the people never accepted these.

“The people have always voted for the PPP rejecting the court decisions in their entirety”, said the governor while addressing an Iftar dinner hosted in his honour by Federal Minister and President PPP’s Lahore Chapter, Samina Khalid Ghurki at a local hotel.

Khosa said people neither accepted the judicial murder of ZA Bhutto nor the verdict passed against Yousuf Raza Gilani. “Abdul Qadir Gilani’s victory in Mulatn by-elections is testimony to this fact”, he substantiated his point.   

The governor said PPP had foiled all conspiracies hatched against democracy in the last four years, because it believed that country’s future was linked to this system of governance. He said it was only through democracy that country could be made strong and prosperous.

The governor was of the view that PPP was the only party which said good bye to the culture of animosity and introduced that of reconciliation in its place. 

Speaking on the occasion, Moula Bakhsh Chandio said the Punjab chief minister often talked of accountability, but if the process started any time, he would be the first one to be held accountable.

Raja Riaz in his speech called the chief minister a person devoid of wisdom. Taking clue from President Zardari, he said that PPP would form its government in Punjab after the next elections. “President Zardari is a man of words. He makes it happen what he says”, Raja remarked referring to president’s statement on formation of government in Punjab. 

Party’s Punjab General Secretary, Haji Azizur Rehman Chan, President’s Coordinator, Naveed Chaudhry, Mian Misbahur Rehman, Munir Ahmad Khan, Altaf Qureshi, Sajida Mir, Faiza Malik and Afnan But were prominent on the occasion.