PPP expects huge rallies as Aseefa takes over AJK campaign.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan People's Party expects to attract huge rallies as Aseefa Bhutto campaigns in the Azad Jammu Kashmir in the absence of her brother Bilawal Bhutto Zardari - who has flown to the United States for 'important' private meetings.

Aseefa was given the task to run the party's election campaign in view of PPP chief Bilawal's US visit.

Aseefa previously addressed a big public rally in November last year in Multan which was appreciated by supporters and opponents alike.

Aseefa had then too represented her brother at the rally after he caught coronavirus and went into isolation. The rally was organised by the opposition alliance - Pakistan Democratic Movement - on the PPP's foundation day. The PPP since then is a silent member of the PDM amid differences. Aseefa would be in AJK this week where she would address public meetings and rallies in connection with the July 25 polls.

Bilawal meanwhile would be visiting Washington and New York. Moreover, he will also address a news conference there. The PPP chairman will hold meetings with the party's office-bearers and delegations of workers during the visit.

Bilawal had launched the PPP campaign in AJK last month and is optimistic about the party's success.

To challenge Aseefa, the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz campaign is spearheaded by Maryam Nawaz. And there is the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf who foresees its own government in AJK after the polls.

PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bokhari said Aseefa resembles former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and will cover up for Bilawal's absence. 'Aseefa will pull crowds and play her role for the party's success,' he said. Bokhari said the the PPP had high expectations from Aseefa. 'She will be a big support to Bilawal and the party. She was already active in politics and will play a lead role with her brother in the coming years,' Bokhari told The Nation. The PPP Secretary General said the future belonged to Bilawal and Aseefa. 'She will definitely make a mark,' he added.

In her debut speech, Aseefa had urged the crowd to remember her mother's sacrifices for democracy and asked them to support her brother Bilawal in his fight for true democracy in the country.

Aseefa said that the public had given its verdict and the 'selected will have to go now. I hope that just like...

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