Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is one of the major and influential parties in the country founded on 30th November 1967 at a convention held in Lahore. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was elected its first chairman and party leader. Bhutto’s program directly targeted the country’s poverty-stricken masses .The left oriented slogan Land to Landless and (Roti Kapra aur Makan) attracted the masses. The working class and labor movement quickly flocked to the party.
PPP has voted into power on five separate occasions (1970-1977-1988-1993-2008) after the execution of Z.A.Bhutto the senior Party leadership was handed over to his wife, Nusrat Bhutto, till 198. By January 1984, Benazir was being referred as the Party’s chairperson after the serious illness of her mother Nusrat Bhutto and subsequently secured the legal appointment by the senior leadership of Central Executive Committee at the convention held in 1984. She had been elected chairperson for life, which she remain till her assassination on 27 December 2007. Her nineteen year old son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father Asif Ali Zardari were appointed party co-chairmen 0n 30th December 2007. The party enjoys considerable support in all four provinces meaning the entire country and also on Azad Kashmir /Gilgit Baltistan.
Pakistan Peoples Party (structure)
Founded: 30th November 1967
Pakistan People’s Party Leadership:
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Chairman (1967-1979)
Nusrat Bhutto wife of (Z.A.Bhutto) Chairperson (1979-1984)
Benazir Bhutto d/o Z.A.Bhutto Chairperson (1984-2007)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (2007-present)
President: Asif Ali Zardari
Chairman: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Co- Chairman/ Chairman of CEC (Asif Ali Zardari)
Secretary General: Jahangir Badar
Student wing: Peoples students’ federation (PSF)
Ideology: Social democracy, Social liberalism, Progressivism.
Party manifesto: Islam is our religion, democracy is our Politics, and socialism is our economy.
Slogan: Roti-Kapra aur Makan (bread-cloth-and home)
Political Position: Centre left.
International affiliation: Socialist International.
Party flag color Red-black-green