Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that the decision to appoint Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as PML-N President was a controversial one.
Speaking to media personnel, Bilawal Bhutto slammed the Punjab chief minister, stating that he had to answer for the allegations against him in the Model Town massacre case and several others.
"Shehbaz Sharif has to answer for the allegations against him in Multan Metro Bus and Ashiana Housing schemes," he said.
Bilawal also slammed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, stating that the public was not at all concerned with the elder Sharif's disqualification.
"It is only the PPP that talks about the problems of the common man," he said. "The government is not at all concerned with the problems of the masses," he added.
Bilawal said that the people of Pakistan were only concerned about when the government would end the menaces of unemployment and terrorism.
The brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif took a small step closer to the premiership Tuesday after he was named head of the ruling party before a general election due this year.
The promotion of Shahbaz Sharif comes after the Supreme Court last year toppled his elder brother Nawaz following corruption allegations, then last week banned him from leading his eponymous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
The move by the judiciary sparked fresh fears of political infighting within the PML-N before the election due sometime in 2018, with Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Sharif gaining increasing influence over the party in recent months.
But the party presented a united front with the election of Shahbaz, while Nawaz was appointed the party’s guide “for life”.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Wednesday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) elected a controversial figure as the party’s president, who has yet to answer for different corruption allegations. Speaking to the media, Bilawal said Shehbaz is answerable for accusations of corruption and kickbacks in the Ashiana Housing Scheme and Multan Metro cases. Responding to a question whether his party is supporting the parliament or the judiciary in the current circumstances, the PPP chief said that his party is with the masses and wants to solves their problems. The PPP scion mocked claims by Shehbaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan of winning from Karachi in the upcoming general elections, saying the city’s residents will reject “Taliban’s brother”, Shehbaz and those sitting in London. “The masses only want PPP [in power] and it will be victorious. Commenting on the Memogate scandal, Bilawal said everyone knows it is nothing but a farce, adding that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is bringing the case in the limelight again to divert attention from cases against him.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended heartiest greetings to Hindu community on the eve of Holi festival, which is being celebrated in Pakistan and across the world from Thursday.
Holi festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships
In his message, the PPP Chairman said that his Party stands for equal rights and opportunities for the non-Muslim citizens of Pakistan as it was the true torch-bearer of the ideology of our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for an egalitarian society.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that PPP has provided constitutional guarantees to the rights for the non-Muslim Pakistanis and gave unprecedented representation in the Parliament and Party organizations.
He assured that every Pakistani was free to celebrate and perform his or her religious ceremonies and festivals in a secure environment.