ISLAMABAD: After completing his five-year tenure on September 8, President Asif Ali Zardari will focus on reorganising the PPP, especially in Punjab, party sources said yesterday.
They said Zardari would deeply look into the state of the party and try to use his past and recent experience to remove its weaknesses.
Soon after leaving the presidency, Zardari would spend a week in Lahore to study the situation, Presidency’s spokesman and PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar said.
“Zardari Sahib will give more time and attention to the party and stay mostly in Lahore and Karachi for the purpose,” the spokesman said.
He dispelled a perception that Zardari would prefer to spend most of his time in Dubai and the UK. Babar said that during his stay in Lahore, Zardari would meet office-bearers and workers of the party and discuss with them matters relating to reorganisation of the PPP.
The entire exercise will be aimed at preparing the party for the next general elections.
The sources said Punjab PPP president Latif Khosa had met Zardari on Sunday and briefed him on the situation in the province, especially on the party’s comprehensive defeat in the May 11 elections.
At a recent farewell for media persons, President Zardari said the PPP had accepted the election results with some reservations.
The PPP Punjab leadership described some of the decisions made by Zardari as ‘unwise’, particularly the appointment of Manzoor Wattoo as provincial head of the party in October 2012. internews