The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Friday finalised its new provincial office-bearers for the top slots of the party’s women, minority, youth and legal wings.
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced the names of the people appointed to the posts of president, secretary general and secretary information.
As per a press release issued from Bilawal House, Shagufta Jumani, Dr Mehreen Razzaq Bhutto and Sadia Javed were appointed as president, secretary general and secretary information, respectively, for the PPP Women's Wing. Shagufta Jumani and Mehreen Bhutto are members of national assembly, while the former has also served as State Minister of Religious Affairs. Sadia Javed has served as secretary information for the PPP Women’s Wing, Karachi division. For its minority wing, the party chose Dr Lal Chand Ukrani, an MPA, for the position of president.
Poonjo Mal Bheel, a former Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker who joined the PPP in April 2016, was made the provincial secretary general. He was elected to the provincial assembly on a reserved seat for minorities.
Anthony Naveed, a prominent Karachi-based Christian rights activist, has been made secretary information. He served as the chief minister’s special assistant on inter-faith harmony for several months last year. For the Peoples Youth Organisation, the party chose one of its former student leaders, Javed Nayab Laghari, as the president. Laghari has served as a member of the Peoples Student Federation Sindh’s coordination committee. Mehmood Junejo and Shafqat Hussain Mirani have been nominated as the secretary general and secretary information respectively of the party’s youth front.
For the Peoples Lawyers Forum, serving Additional Advocate General Sindh Allah Bachayo Soomro has been nominated as the provincial president. He has also served as PLF’s Hyderabad president.
Arshad Hussain Naqvi, a Karachi-based party leader, and Muhammad Khan Buriro, a public prosecutor who came into the limelight as Sarfraz Shah's – boy gunned down by Rangers personnel in Karachi in 2011 - lawyer, have been appointed as secretary general and secretary information respectively. The party will soon announce names of the remaining office-bearers of the organisations after consulting with the newly announced leadership soon, party sources stated.
Bilawal had dissolved the party’s as well as its various fronts’ previous organisational structure in the four provinces on April 13, last year.