Gilani eyeing another term for PPP-led govt in Pakistan

Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, and come into power for another five years through the power of the ballot, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said.

Gilani made these remarks during a meeting of the PPP Punjab's parliamentary party at the Governor's House, the Daily Times reported.

He said if ballot and implementation of manifestos were yardsticks to measure the success of a political party, then the PPP had implemented 80 per cent of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) as well as 70 per cent of the party's manifesto.

Gilani urged the PPP workers to prepare for the Local Government elections, saying that 2011 should be the year of LG elections, as they would be an opportunity to reach out to the masses.

Paying tribute to Benazir, he said the former premier, through her political insight and wisdom, had made the transition from military rule to democracy possible, by forcing then President Pervez Musharraf to announce general elections in the country in 2008, and doff his uniform. (ANI)

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