Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said that incumbent government would be responsible if something happened to his father and former president Asif Zardari in jail.
Bilawal in his Twitter message wrote, “The Pakistani state continues to try and use my father’s ailing health to pressure my party.” He said despite being detained without being convicted of anything since August, Asif Zardari is still to receive medical care.
The PPP chairman further said despite multiple medical reports from the government’s own doctor that he should be provided with medical facilities in prison and shifted to hospital for investigation and treatment he has been denied his fundamental rights.
He added that not only has he not been taken to hospital he has still not been provided with a fridge to keep his insulin and medicine.
Bilawal continued that if anything was, God forbid, to happen to my father we will hold this government responsible, adding that despite these tactics we will not compromise on our principles or democratic politics. Meanwhile, a delegation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), Larkana, called on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the residence of Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Tuesday and apprised him of the issues faced by the residents and the business community. The delegation consisted of its president Haji Ghulam Sarwar Shaikh, former president Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh, Masood Babu, Jamal Mustafa Shaikh, Mumtaz Ali Shaikh and others. They informed the chairman that work on uplift schemes is going on at snail’s pace which may be accelerated in the city. They told him that there is no Ladies Park in the entire city due to which women of Larkana are facing recreation and amusement problems which may be resolved on priority basis. The delegation further informed him that the condition of Sindh Small Industries (SSI) is very bad as there are cleanliness and massive prolonged electricity outages issues faced by the traders which may also be resolved immediately. They demanded of the Chairman that in development schemes of the city and in Sindh Small Industries they should be consulted and one of their representatives may be included in the development committee. They said work on some of the schemes demanded before is underway but its pace is very slow which may also be intensified.
Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh requested Bilawal to have personal eye on all uplift schemes which will ensure change of fate of Larkana district.