Panamagate scandal: Bilawal warns government of street agitation

Published: June 26, 2016
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Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has warned the government of street agitation if the joint opposition’s efforts for an inquiry into the Panamagate scandal are torpedoed through political gimmickry.

“The PPP stands for transparent accountability. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or anyone else who has stashed away the nation’s money in offshore companies will not be spared,” Bilawal said while talking to Khursheed Shah, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, on Saturday at the Bilawal House in Karachi.

Shah had called on the PPP chief to brief him about the emerging situation after the detachment of the PPP from a parliamentary committee formed to draw the mode of investigations of Panama Papers.

Bilawal said the PPP wanted across-the-board accountability instead of an exercise to use it as a tool against some individuals or selective targets. “Panama leaks have provided an opportunity to get rid of corruption from the country through accountability from top to bottom,” he believed.

Shah informed the PPP chief that the party was consulting other political parties to chalk out their further strategy against the government over the Panamagate scandal.

Law and order situation

In a separate meeting with Bilawal, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah briefed the PPP chairman about the law and order situation and the provincial budget.

Qaim said his administration was putting in adequate resources for security from the provincial resources. He alleged that some federal ministers were trying to define the National Action Plan against terrorism on a provincial basis. “They are trying to describe incidents of terrorism in Sindh as law and order problem to blame the PPP government while similar crimes in other provinces are treated as terrorism,” he complained.

The chief minister pledged the Sindh government would try its best to pool all its resources to defeat terrorism and their financiers with the cooperation of law enforcement agencies.

Bilawal stressed the law and order situation should be the first priority of the government and any loopholes in the security of the citizens must be plugged.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • sasha
    Jun 26, 2016 - 3:00AM

    The pot calls the kettle black.

    Your father and aunty stole just as much if not moreRecommend

  • A Khan
    Jun 26, 2016 - 5:33AM

    IF you are serious “than Ask your CM to Resign first: Who even don’t know about Amjad Sabri Recommend

  • Jun 26, 2016 - 6:37AM

    Our politician are not at all serious in steering this country out of crises. What about corruption did from your parents ? You think that everybody is stupid and say yes to whatever you will say ? Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jun 26, 2016 - 6:52AM

    PPP going through the charade of chastising NS for public consumption but they would stonewall or drag their feel on any meaningful action for his forensic audit and possible impeachment. The two parties are in it together for obvious reasons.Recommend

  • Najeebullah
    Jun 26, 2016 - 7:25AM

    This man is trying to be the second Imran Khan.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 26, 2016 - 7:44AM

    Surrey Mansion
    French Chateau
    Swiss Bank Accounts

    The list goes on and on…
    Perhaps you will come clean about any of the above.

    If not please spare us the drama.Recommend

  • Tareen
    Jun 26, 2016 - 7:49AM

    Begin by arresting your father, the biggest of all thugs. I’m a huge PTI supporter but standing next to this juvenile pipsqueak will be a disgrace. Recommend

  • Mohsin
    Jun 26, 2016 - 9:11AM

    Why does this mommy daddy bacha who knows nothing abt life surfaces whenever I do Sth…Allah gave zardari Bilawal for his beautiful deeds….Recommend

  • F Khan
    Jun 26, 2016 - 9:31AM

    Bilawal,don’t open the debate over corruption.Your dad may have to return this country $10bn.If you add others in ppp like Raja, Gilanai & Tappi than may be $20bn.Recommend

  • Asli Jiyala
    Jun 26, 2016 - 9:33AM

    PPP=Pakistan Plundering Party Recommend

  • Jun 26, 2016 - 9:53AM

    But,..but…see, well,..almost all the Sindh provincial ministers are facing corruption
    charges. They have absconded to Dubai. To escape arrests and prosecution.
    They are running the province from Dubai by Skype and mobile phones.
    Only Qaim Shah is left here, holding the bag.Recommend

  • a&a
    Jun 26, 2016 - 12:10PM

    New generation Sultan Rahi….Recommend

  • Raghu
    Jun 26, 2016 - 1:24PM

    Nawaz Sharif and his party is 100 times better than the ultra corrupt PPP. There is no law and order in Karachi or Sindh, no development, waste everywhere, water shortage. God save us from PPPRecommend

  • Pakistani-Khi
    Jun 26, 2016 - 1:31PM

    Actors, Actors everywhere either TV shows, News, or Government (the most talented one) ;)Recommend

  • MSH
    Jun 26, 2016 - 1:50PM

    Another lie……….Like his evil father Chota Zardari will never stand against the money laundrer Nawaz Sharif.Both Nawaz and Zardari PPP are partners in crime .Recommend

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