Bilawal accuses PML-N of pursuing ‘good & bad Taliban’ policy

Says govt should accept PPP’s demands to end political impasse

Our Correspondents October 31, 2016
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari flanked by CM Murad Ali Shah and party leader performing Dewali rituals at Shiv Temple Clifton. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said India wanted to destabilise Pakistan but would not succeed in its plans.

Talking to the media outside the Shiv Temple in Karachi, the PPP leader said India has been hatching conspiracies against Pakistan. “It will be our failure if Modi succeeds in his plan against Pakistan,” he added.

Criticising the prime minister, Bilawal said Nawaz Sharif was the political offspring of General Zia and received funds from Osama bin Laden to derail Benazir Bhutto’s government. “PML-N government is still pursuing the policy of good and bad Taliban,” he claimed.

The PPP chairperson further alleged that the interior minister was backing banned outfits by preventing political forces from doing any activity.

He reiterated PPP’s demand saying that Chaudhary Nisar should resign ‘without any delay’. “He [Nisar] is incompetent to handle the ministry,” he remarked.

Flanked by Senator Sherry Rehman and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Bilawal stressed that the country could not run without proper accountability and alleged that the prime minister and his team were running away because of their involvement in massive corruption.

“The government has two options in the current situation. Either it accepts my four demands that I have already announced or there should be a ban on the media because this drama is only being staged by politicians and media alike for their ratings,” he said.

Bilawal added that PPP always respected and promoted interfaith harmony and stressed that every citizen deserved equal rights to perform their religious rituals freely.

The PPP chairman attended Diwali rituals and other religious rites and said that minorities played a key role for the development and prosperity of the country and fortifying democracy.

Leveling allegations

Meanwhile, Senate Opposition Leader Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said former information minister Pervaiz Rashid had been made a scapegoat to save persons responsible for leaking information to daily Dawn on affairs of a high-level security committee meeting.

“The ruling PML-N has been in practice to scapegoat weak people for its mistakes,” Aitizaz said referring to the case of Senator Mushahidullah Khan, who was also asked to resign from the post of federal minister for climate change last year.

Talking to the media outside Supreme Court Lahore registry, the senator said had the former information minister stopped the news from getting published he would have been grilled for that too. He claimed the person involved in the news-leak was more powerful than Rashid.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 1st, 2016.


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