Worst democracy far better
than dictatorship: President
KARACHI: President Asif Ali
Zardari vowing to make Karachi a model city of Pakistan within next three years
said that even the worst form of democracy is far better than dictatorship.
He expressed these views
while addressing the cheque distribution ceremony of the affectees of Bolton
Market on Friday.
The President stated that he
himself had contacted the MQM, visited nine zero to solve the problems of
Karachi city while he has taken ANP and other political parties on board.
He stated that Shaheed
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had initiated the process of reconciliation while the
PPP led incumbent government was implementing this process now adding further
the President said that even the worst tenure of democracy was better than
President Zardari said that
the people Pakistan and Sindh have never lost their courage and faced the
problems bravely in any time of distress while Pakistani nation is the most
honest in world. He said that if there was any problem in Karachi Altaf Bhai and
he remain in contact with each other.
Addressing the ceremony the
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said the Federal and Provincial
governments have compensated the affectees of Bolton Market because the
government was cognizant of the difficulties and miseries of the traders while
PPP and MQM shown their sympathies with the affectees.
He stated that the affectees
of Bolton Markets himself made the assessments of their losses while they were
being compensated within a month.
On this occasion the Governor
Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad said that the citizens of Karachi businessmen and the
political parties have contributed and supported the affectees of Bolton Market.
He said that the people of Karachi have shown national spirit after this