January 06, 2018

Pakistan to face isolation if PML-N in power again: Bilawal

LAHORE: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday feared that Pakistan might face international isolation if PML-N came into power again. He said Pakistan had a fragile democracy but the PPP wanted rule of masses and believed that only the people must have the right to decide about the fate of the country.

Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the 90 birthday of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at Bilawal House, he alleged that the PML-N had a history of backing extremist forces and asked which government in the world would negotiate with it while keeping in view the past record.

Criticising PTI for the same reason, Bilawal said Imran Khan gave Rs 300 millions to the Madrasas and the elements who claimed to be the Taliban head. “God forbids, if PTI comes to power, how we will face the world,” he said.

Bilawal said the PPP would show everyone that it was capable of forming government and urged the party workers to gear themselves up for the upcoming polls. He added that his party would empower every citizen, not of a specific class or rich people, and strengthen economy.

He claimed that the PPP government had launched the CPEC and wanted to see a common man benefitting from it. He said the Sindh government was awarding employment to the local people in Thar Coal Project.

Paying rich tribute to the party founder, Bilawal said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto ruled the country for a short period but made largest contributions for the country by giving a Constitution and breaking the economic status quo. He said the country needed revolutionary measures similar to what had been taken by the former prime minister.

Former chairman Senate Nayyar Hussein Bokhari predicted formation of PML-Shahbaz in the upcoming days and said Bhutto made Pakistan a welfare state but the PML-N turned it into a security state.

He claimed that the Sharif brothers visited Jeddah for the abolishment of cases against them but they failed in their attempt. Bokhari said Pakistani nation wasn’t afraid of US President Donald Trump’s statements and threats, adding that Pakistan was capable of responding to any aggression.

The ceremony was also addressed by former chief minister Manzoor Wattoo who criticised the Sharif brothers for the Model Town incident and said the PPP was with the PAT in its struggle to get justice. The doors of reconciliation with Sharifs were closed forever, he added.

Meanwhile, the party workers showed their traditional enthusiasm during the cake-cutting ceremony which witnessed disorder after they rushed towards stage to get the birthday cake. Soon after, the party leaders had to leave the venue.




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