Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took a jibe at the PTI-led government on Tuesday, saying that the “real face of change is historic inflation and unemployment”.
Addressing a rally held to mark the party’s 54th foundation day in Peshawar, Bilawal said “dummy” chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa tried to stop today’s public gathering at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The mammoth crowd present in the rally is a proof that people of Peshawar are with PPP,” he added.
“اس ملک کی غریب عوام اور شہیدوں کی جماعت کا یوم تاسیس مبارک ہو۔
کٹھ پتلی سلیکٹڈ وزیراعظم کی ہدایت تھی کہ پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کا جلسہ پشاور میں نہ ہو مگردیکھو سلیکٹڈ آج پشاورکی پوری عوام جلسہ میں موجود ہے۔”
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He also hit out at opposition parties’ alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), saying that even it could not stage such a power show against the government.
Bilawal said that the incumbent government’s ‘anti-poor’ economic policies were aimed at benefiting the rich. “The entire burden of PTI-IMF deal has been shifted to the common man, which we have been opposing for the last three years,” he added.
The PPP leader while terming the deal with International Monetary Fund (IMF) ‘illegal’, said that all segments of the society were reeling under the government’s flawed economic policies. “This government is a slave of IMF… in ‘new Pakistan’ democratic, human and economic rights of all citizens are being usurped,” he added.
The PPP chief also accused the PTI-led government of plotting to rig the next general elections under the guise of overseas Pakistanis’ voting rights and electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Bilawal said there should be a separate electoral college for overseas Pakistanis and they should have their own representatives in the parliament.
In an apparent reference to ongoing negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Bilawal said that the incumbent government surrendered before the terrorists.
He said the government was holding talks with elements involved in heinous crimes and who massacred innocent children of Army Public School (APS).
Speaking about the alleged leaked audio conversations of former chief justice Saqib Nisar and PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal said PPP will form the next government through the public mandate and not via conspiracies.