Benazir’s homecoming minting money for people

November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin  
The city has been flooded with gigantic banners, graffiti, buntings and posters to welcome Bhutto.

The PPP has reportedly booked hundreds of painters, cloth traders, printing machine agents, advertisers and billboard agents in this regard.

Cloth sales in the colours of the PPP flag - red, black and green - have shot through the roof. “All my stock in these three colours is finished,” a merchant of the Jama Cloth Market said.

Abdul Sattar, who owns a small painting company, is completely booked till October 18.

“I received an order from a PPP ex-parliamentarian to write welcome slogans on every wall on Shahra-e-Faisal,” he said.

Sattar confirmed that most of the painters in the city had raised their rates and the sales of paint had increased.

Aside from these cottage industries, transporters are also relieved that Bhutto is arriving, as hundreds of vehicles have been booked to ferry PPP workers to Karachi.

“I cannot say what the exact number of vehicles is. Not even calculators would be able to count the total number of vehicles and people,” said Syed Qaim Ali Shah, president of PPP Sindh.

He said PPP workers would come from all 23 districts of Sindh.

“Just imagine … Bhutto’s impending arrival has already brought so many job opportunities. How many more will come when she actually arrives?” the Daily Times quoted a PPP leader, as saying. (ANI)

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