Will hold long march if demands not accepted, Bilawal threatens Nawaz

Published: October 16, 2016
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Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari waves to his supporters during a party rally in Karachi on Sunday October 16, 2016. PHOTO: Rashid Ajmeri / EXPRESS

Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari waves to his supporters during a party rally in Karachi on Sunday October 16, 2016. PHOTO: Rashid Ajmeri / EXPRESS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari presented on Sunday his party’s demands to integrate national unity in the country, as he addressed the ‘Salam Shuhda Rally’, in remembrance of the victims of a 2007 terrorist attack.

The PPP leader demanded of the government that the parliamentary national security committee be reconstituted, and called for implementation of former president Asif Zardari’s resolutions on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also urged for an immediate appointment of full-time a foreign minister in the country.

“If these demands are not met, I will announce long march against the government on December 27 in Garkhi Khuda Bakhsh,” Bilawal said.

Karachi chokes as Bilawal speaks

Bilawal said Indian premier Narendra Modi was the butcher of Gujarat, who was now involved in state oppression against the people in occupied Kashmir.

Earlier, he vowed to free the masses from the shackles of ‘Takht-e-Raiwind’ — a veiled reference to the ruling Sharif family.

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is taking Pakistan towards devastation. I have changed Sindh and will bring a change to Punjab as well with the help of masses,” Bilawal said.

Over 125 people were killed in two explosions on October 18, 2007 which targeted a PPP rally to welcome their leader Benazir Bhutto. Benazir — the former prime minister of Pakistan, was killed in December the same year in a terrorist attack in Rawalpindi.

PPP gears up for ‘historic’ rally

Bilawal lead the rally, which culminated at Karsaz.

Former prime ministers Yousaf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, provincial minister Manzoor Wassan and other party leaders are accompanying the PPP leader.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Danda peer
    Oct 16, 2016 - 5:42PM

    All the politicians are taking out rallies or jalsas today. Don’t they have anything else to amuse their life except ruining our sunday not to mention 30 October when our lives will be ruined by an adult child.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Oct 16, 2016 - 7:35PM

    The party of masses is still alive.Recommend

  • M.Saeed
    Oct 16, 2016 - 9:44PM

    It is nobody’s secret that, Bilawal cannot set his foot on street without 3,500 highly trained police escort guarding him in plain-clothes. Most of his gathering comprise of them.Recommend

  • Mohd Sultan
    Oct 17, 2016 - 8:02AM

    We saw the ocean of the masses,waiting all the day for Bilawal,what a massive crowd?we’re written you bilawal.Recommend

  • Mohd Sultan
    Oct 17, 2016 - 9:13AM

    Ocean of the masses,we’re with you Bilawal Bhutto.Recommend

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