Karachi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed to be a guarantor of the better future of the country, saying the Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) government will create a better country than what it received.
Addressing a public meeting on the inauguration of the ‘Benazir Bhutto Apna Ghar’ housing scheme, Zardari said the PPP would create a bright Pakistan in memory of the Bhutto leaders.
"We are turning their (Bhuttos) words into action and we are not merely raising slogans as we are not political actors. We are making and saving Pakistan," Geo News quoted him, as saying.
The people will remember PPP`s period of governance for its services, said Zardari, adding, "We have to live in history, while others want to live in tomorrow`s headlines."
"We are ready to render sacrifices for Pakistan and our next generation will also be ready to do the same. Our leaders preferred death over life and we are not afraid of threats and propaganda as the PPP is a sapling of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for which its workers spilled their blood," he added.
Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life voicing support for raising the national flag in Swat and protecting the rights of people, said Zardari, adding that the PPP government was fighting the killers of Benazir and thousands of PPP workers, Army Jawans and policemen.
"We will fight those who killed our countrymen, stabilise democracy and give rights to everybody," said the President.
Zardari said that Pakistan was facing external and internal enemies, who were out to snatch the rights of the vulnerable sections of society.
"Resources of the country belong to the poor people," he said, adding that in the new age, after getting ownership rights, labourers and peasants should improve their institutions and leave them in a better shape for their future generations.
President Zardari urged the people to work hard by following the motto of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and help achieve the goals of ending terrorism and alleviating poverty and unemployment.
"We are citizens of this soil and our forefathers lived here, and we have to save this land and secure future of our children." he remarked.