Describing the recent long march by lawyers as a "mere carnival", Zardari said that his party knew better how to launch a mass movement as it had given innumerable sacrifices for the cause of democracy in the country. Blaming anti-democratic forces for the assassination of his wife and former premier Benazir Bhutto, he said that the President House will soon resound with slogans of "Long Live Bhutto".
He added that the PPP would avenge her death by changing the system and restoring true democracy in the country. He added that democracy would be restored through dialogue and national reconciliation.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said that he had opened the doors of Governor's House for the masses, and added that the arrival of Zardari to Lahore had infused a new vigour in the party workers.