A few days after resigning as the interior minister, former caretaker minister Sarfraz Bugti became a member of the Pakistan People’s Party on Monday.
While in Turbat, Balochistan, for the PPP’s workers’ convention, Bugti made the announcement. PPP heavyweights Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman and former president, also attended the convention.
Speaking to the convention, the former minister expressed his hope that Zardari would lead the restoration of peace to Balochistan. He went on to promise the populace improved infrastructure, including facilities for health and education.
Bugti urged the former president to build a modern hospital in Turbat, similar to the one the PPP built in Sukkur. He said the PPP will prove to be the party that will transform the narrative against Pakistan. While addressing the workers’ convention, Zardari stated that Pakistan never understood Balochistan. “Islamabad never understood Balochistan… it also does not understand Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” Zardari remarked.
He said that it was election period. Every party wants to come to power, but the PPP’s desire to come to power is to serve the people, he said.
“We will build Pakistan and Balochistan. For us, Balochistan comes first, the rest of the provinces later,” the PPP leader said.
He went on to say that everyone has forgotten about the youth of the Baloch. Zardari stated, “We want them to come back,” in reference to the significant number of young Baloch men and women who have departed the nation. He declared, “We will serve them,” adding that other nations would not look after us.