Karachi:President Zardari has announced that Bilawal will contest next elections from Lyari.
The President presided over a high level meeting at Bilawal House here on Monday and discussed the ongoing projects under Lyari development package. He also ordered compensation for the heirs of the victims killed in Karachi unrest. It was in the meeting that Zardari announced Bilawal will contest the next election from Lyari. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, provincial ministers and legislators from Lyari and high officials attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the progress on projects, including roads, sewerage system,Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, flyovers and water supply schemes. President Zardari underlined the need for strict compliance on projects, proper utilisation of funds and early completion of these schemes to benefit the people of Lyari. Earlier, in the briefing on Lyari development package, the President was told that Rs 2.8 billion have been spent during last three years.
Sharjeel Memon later told the media that the party was jubilant on the decision of the President to field Bilawal in Lyari. He said the decision had been reached after consultation with the party leaders.
Earlier in the meeting, President Zardari maintained that Liyari is Pakistan Peoples Party’s heart, adding, “This is my utmost desire that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should contest election from Liyari constituency in the upcoming elections”.
Besides, the President said that he would meet with the representatives and notables of the Liyari constituency in two or three months to discuss the arrangements for the upcoming general elections. On the occasion, President Zardari directed the elected representatives of the said constituency to complete all the ongoing development projects till the end of this year.
While Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would come back to Pakistan in September after Eid and will start his practically political career from Liyari, said the President. Lyari used to be the constituency of Benazir Bhutto.