Govt using NAP illegally to target PPP, says Bilawal Bhutto

Published: December 27, 2015
An Express News screengrab.

An Express News screengrab.

An Express News screengrab. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday accused the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of employing “anti-people” policies in the country.

“We will not allow the financial murder of the poor people of Sindh,” Bilawal said, while addressing his party workers on Benazir Bhutto’s eight death anniversary at Garhi Khuda Bux.

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“We support the National Action Plan but the incumbent government is using NAP as a tool for political victimisation” the PPP chairman said.

Bilawal also accused the PML-N of reviving the tradition of revenge-based politics in Pakistan by resorting to the “target killing of PPP workers”.

“The history of PPP’s target killing is very old. It all started with the formation of the PPP when its founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was killed,” he said.

Only Bhuttos are saviours of Sindh, says Bilawal

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah lashed out at Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, saying “one man cannot overrule the Sindh Assembly resolution.”

“We want democracy and a parliamentary system, where one man’s decision will not govern all,” the provincial chief minister said, while addressing the gathering at Garhi Khuda Bux.

Shah said that PPP has been tested several times and yet some elements are trying to weaken the party. “Chaudhry Nisar and his friends are trying to take control of Sindh, but we will not let anyone seize the province,” he added.

Stop attacking Sindh, Qaim tells federal agencies

Speaking about the Karachi operation, the chief minister said that peace in Karachi became a reality because of the people of Sindh, not due to the actions of any single institution.

Former interior minister Rehman Malik also spoke at the ceremony, saying the slain PPP leader was never bought and she did not surrender until her last breath. “People accuse her of things she did not do. I’m telling you today that BB never signed the NRO,” he said.

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Waseem Ch.
    Dec 27, 2015 - 5:46PM

    What a waste of an Oxford education, still has no dignity or an iota of honor, would rather save his corrupt daddy and let the whole country and its people suffer.

    Unfortunately DNA of the corrupt BB and the evil of Zardari run high in Billo and his sisters.

    PPP is a cancer, the sooner the citizens of Pakistan are rid of it, the better. Recommend

  • Peace
    Dec 27, 2015 - 5:48PM

    I wonder who still votes for them?Recommend

  • Rashid Butt
    Dec 27, 2015 - 5:54PM

    Mr Bilawal, the truth everyone knows is that the Establishment is after corrupt cronies in the PPP. In fact Nawaz Sharif is the one trying very hard to influence this Establishment to take an easy hand and due process of law be followed. You are better advised to tone down the rhetoric against MNS because he is your only supporter and if you lose him you’ll have the wrath of the Government and Establishment. This time they won’t leave you. Pakistan has suffered too much. Sindh has suffered too much. Karachi suffered too much till the Rangers took over. We are all very thankful to Establishment. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 27, 2015 - 5:55PM

    And the son of the greatest financial terrorist talks about the “…financial murder of the poor people of Sindh..” Go figure..Recommend

  • Ali
    Dec 27, 2015 - 6:29PM

    If Billawal Bhtto is so worried about the “financial murder” of the poor, perhaps he can get Zardari daddy to send back some of the $30 million dollars in his Swiss bank account.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Dec 27, 2015 - 6:45PM

    Billu is trying to survive politically. Nothing else. Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Dec 27, 2015 - 7:11PM

    .. Bilawal only firms up my belief that he has not learnt anything at Oxford et al…Recommend

  • karachi 6
    Dec 27, 2015 - 7:52PM

    Mr Bilawal,how naive are you. NAP is geared towards eliminating terrorism,terrorism financing and terrorism and terrorism abettors
    Please ask your father to return to Pakistan; for sure he has nothing to fear as there must be no corruption issues that he has to face. Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Dec 27, 2015 - 7:55PM

    “Dr Asim Hussain may be many things but an abettor and financier of terrorism? This strains the imagination. The PPP and the Sindh government of Syed Qaim Ali Shah may not be everyone’s idea of sterling administration. It may be guilty of many sins but supporting terrorism is a charge not even its fiercest critics would level at it. The PPP for all its faults has been a victim of terrorism. The politics of fear in Karachi was played out by other elements and these are well known, their history and doings a matter of record. The PPP should not be accused of imaginary crimes.” This is not Bilawal but an independent analyserRecommend

  • Jamal
    Dec 27, 2015 - 8:06PM

    So what BBZ is saying ‘allow us (ppp/sind govt/dr asim) to do corruption otherwise we will play sind card’.Recommend

  • Karachi wala
    Dec 27, 2015 - 8:26PM

    Karachi is gaining pace to become the peaceful city again but YOU ‘PPP’ are trying your level best to support dacoities and sabotaging the Rangers efforts to restore peace in the region.

    Go Away….We don’t need you or your Mr 10 percent rather 90 percent….

    Well done Rangers Recommend

  • bajwa
    Dec 27, 2015 - 8:32PM

    look who’s talkingRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Dec 27, 2015 - 8:40PM

    Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah lashed out at Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, saying “one man cannot overrule the Sindh Assembly resolution.”

    This is not the time for talking or political posturing but for actions of your elected Government. It is the democracy which is being challenged by the muslim league N. Employ the local poice uthorities to prevent practicle use of the rangers in the Sindh province which contravenes the authority of the parliament. Introduce the direct democracy for the people, authrising them to arrest any one violating provincial laws and handing them over to local police authorities for prosecution.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Atheist_Pakistanis
    Dec 27, 2015 - 9:00PM

    I love Bilawal. the reason why I like Amir LIaqat. Biggest trolls; making mockery of Pakistani system.Recommend

  • Nav
    Dec 27, 2015 - 9:30PM

    It’s not bilos fault , it’s the corrupt blood and Dna or corrupt BB and his mr criminals 110 percent zardari, ppl shud be ashamed that these r the leaders of the nation, the ones corrupt to core and filled with filth.Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Dec 27, 2015 - 9:53PM

    Just prove it that your family and the PPP higher ups are not corrupt to the core. should I remind you the Swiss corruption case. Declare all your assets in Pakistan and abroad. What room do you have to even talk about corruption , look at your own father who has stolen millions and now reside in Dubai, what a shame. Please leave Pakistan and Sindh alone, your family has done enough damage to the country.Recommend

  • Dec 27, 2015 - 10:00PM

    what else do you expect from BB’s and Zardari’s son,great leader,came all the way from Karachi to Peshawar,visited LRH for 15 minutes before hiding away.If he had shown half the concern when thousands died of hunger in Thar and thousands others died of heat stroke in Karachi,shameless lot,corrupt,arrogantRecommend

  • Ali
    Dec 27, 2015 - 11:13PM

    Billo raani is confused about how to justify daddy’s money. Thats all it is.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Dec 27, 2015 - 11:59PM

    Its time to realize that Sindh is too important a province to be governed by the likes of the PPP-Z…..a party that has proved itself to be corrupt, inept and most importantly shamelessly so.Recommend

  • Azi
    Dec 28, 2015 - 12:01AM

    Big mouth behind bullet proof glass. This whole family has been a curse for Pakistan.Recommend

  • Voice of Pakistan
    Dec 28, 2015 - 12:16AM

    Thieves crying foulRecommend

  • Parvez
    Dec 28, 2015 - 12:36AM

    …..and is the loot and plunder of Sindh by the PPP-Z, legal ?Recommend

  • SK
    Dec 28, 2015 - 6:41AM

    @Waseem Ch.:
    Unfortunaly Bilawal had been reading written scripts in his speeches. Its a fact that he is only being seen as a Bhutto legacy by only the uneducated and helpless peasants and Harrize of interior sindh. The more educated would view him as Bilal Zardari. Being seen a successor of Mr Zardari.

    Bilal would be struggling to gain relevance and credibility. Fact would remain that Bilal Zardari and his sibings will have to live with Zardari legacy and not Bhuttos.

    Unfortunaley their father’s legacy has not been aspiring enough to live under , so he has to create his own legacy independent of Bhuttosim

    If he wishes to gain relevancy in Pakistan legacy. He will be well adivise to stay clear from those who are writing his scripts.Recommend

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