Next PM will be from PPP, says Bilawal in Eid address

Published: October 6, 2014
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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: In his Eid address to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers, PPP patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari roundly criticised all his political foes for not making “sacrifices” for democracy.

Bilawal was addressing his supporters gathered at Bilawal House in Karachi.

“The former cricketer would indeed have worked hard to climb the political ladder,” Bilawal said, referring to PTI chairperson Imran Khan, “but he has not made any sacrifices.” He said that being under house arrest for seven days or falling off a stage cannot be counted as sacrifices.

“If you want to learn politics, learn from Bhutto,” Bilawal added, addressing the PTI chief, “If we want to learn cricket, we will definitely come to you.”

The scion of Bhutto family similarly reprehended former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

During his speech, Bilawal also expressed confidence that the next prime minister will be from PPP and reiterated that his party would continue pursuing its politics of reconciliation, democracy and sacrifice.

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  • pakistan
    Oct 6, 2014 - 12:10PM

    Though I might have misgivings with PTI and MQM but certainly I count these two parties as parties of middle class and parties of this country’s future but this leader is a sheer feudal who doesnt have the acumen to be a leader! He is a mere provincialist only who like to come on screen to share his insight! Even his own ones dont take him seriously! They havent done anything for Sindh province except looting! I see a PTI, MQM, PAT, PMLF alliance in the making when it concerns Sindh esp to root this feudal party out from power.

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  • John
    Oct 6, 2014 - 12:19PM

    The educated,intellectual and progressive youth stopped taking you seriously since your Kashmir remarks,what is left in your audience are the poor and enslaved people,who you continue to fool and exploit.I challenege you to run for your next election from bilawal house constituency rather than liyari,you’l get to know your worth in the eyes of the youth,so you could understand that you cannot sell bhutto any more than what you already have.
    E.T,I dont see no reason for you to be censoring this.

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  • nv
    Oct 6, 2014 - 12:26PM

    “If you want to learn corruption and ineptness come to us”

    These bhuttos really think this country is their jageer and it’s their birth right to rule over us..what sacrifice? The one which led his grandfather Zulfiqar to choosing to break the country eventhough he lost elections to mujeeb?

    I really hope Khan knocks off both sharifs and bhuttos.

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  • YP Mississauga
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:00PM

    You are absolutely right, according to agreement between PML(N) and PPP, naturally it will be your turn and that is what PTI wants to break (Muk Muka siyasat) and hopefully people of Pakistan are with PTI.

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  • Pro
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:07PM

    Yes, now it is PPP’s/your turn my lord.

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  • Sk
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:21PM

    Mr Bilawal it’s too early to jump in a political bandwagon. You are too naive this nation would not accept you on your present creditionals. Being an heir of Bhutto dynasty wont impress the nation. Atleast it won’t lure the educated fraternity of this nation. Yes you may con into supporting less privileged, downtrodden and poor illiterate people under Wadera Nizams in interior Sindh. However I do think that you could make a good leader because I believe this nation needs young and vibrant young people like your self, as the experience and observations dictate that young people at political helm are less corrupt than the older seasoned ones. You just need grooming now it’s still too early for a big political talk , your are surrounded by tried and tested and failed politicians unfortunately your own father has no credibility of his own and you cannot be guided by them.

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  • Parvez
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:38PM

    You really should not go around so openly with your U.S handlers.

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  • Shafiullah Shirazi
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:51PM

    I would like to comment in our national language….AY BASA ARZOO KE KHAK SHUD!!!
    GOOD START WITH A WONDERFUL JOKE

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  • Omar Zaman
    Oct 6, 2014 - 1:56PM

    What a JOKE with this nation

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  • Watchman
    Oct 6, 2014 - 2:05PM

    There are only two Royal families who are ruler of Pakistan. Zardari family and Nawaz shrief family. Zerdari has nominated crown prince Bilawal Zardari and next PM. But there is problem for Nawaz his daughter of nephew. But there is time in there turn.

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  • YP Mississauga
    Oct 6, 2014 - 2:11PM

    Kiddo, we can do without you.

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  • Guru
    Oct 6, 2014 - 2:23PM

    This kid is very funny,previously kashmir and now this…Recommend

  • Ranjha
    Oct 6, 2014 - 2:27PM

    The kid has gone mad! He is throwing the toys out of the pram and pulling daddy’s hair. He need s a spoon or two of Hamdard Reality Water.

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  • Shah
    Oct 6, 2014 - 2:56PM

    I bet ur party will not even get chance to choose sindh CM..

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  • Raza
    Oct 6, 2014 - 3:03PM

    I’m a die hard PTI supporter. I would gladly exchange imran’s future prime minister-ship for a guarantee that no Bhutto/Zardari will ever rule our country again.

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  • The Economist
    Oct 6, 2014 - 3:15PM

    One sentence to describe him is “Rahul Gandhi” of pakistan.

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  • Oct 6, 2014 - 3:30PM

    Next PM Bilawal, then Maryam Nawaz then Bilawal’s kid….then Maryam’s kid ….Sweet dreams.Recommend

  • Waseem
    Oct 6, 2014 - 4:45PM

    NEVER!

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  • Tariq Mahmood
    Oct 6, 2014 - 4:52PM

    Tell us something we don’t already know.

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  • Tariq Mahmood
    Oct 6, 2014 - 4:59PM

    @Raza: Careful what you wish for, you could end up with the Chaudhary brethraan. What then……..?

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  • imran
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:07PM

    Is it musical chair, is it ur turn. U will be in danger

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  • IqbaL hadi Zaidi
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:07PM

    GO NAWAZ GO and COME BILAWAL COME will not be applicable in Naya Pakistan. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • Anis Rehmat
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:33PM

    I think PPP will never come in future. You enjoyed with lottmar corruption. Nation has understood, go some else & make fool.

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  • azhar
    Oct 6, 2014 - 5:49PM

    Bilwal Bhutto is the new voice of youth unlike the urban-class(facebook and twitter politicians) youth which following th Buzdal Khan. Bilwal will certainly play a positive role in the Political Culture of Pkaistan. His mother and father both have been brave polticians. Bilawal certainly a young but as he will grow he will rise to the greatness of poltics.

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  • Ismet Omar
    Oct 6, 2014 - 6:00PM

    Since this child wonder has been foisted on this hapless nation, I have not heard one single sensible word from him to suggest that he has any idea of the responsibilities of political leadership.

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  • Malik
    Oct 6, 2014 - 6:39PM

    Will there be a (peoples) party by the next election?

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  • Anon
    Oct 6, 2014 - 7:10PM

    Keep talking Bilawal, keep reminding people exactly why they need Imran!

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  • Shahid Kinnare
    Oct 6, 2014 - 7:14PM

    Our promise to every PTI supporter if in future PTI have PM we will bring darna to Isalambad day one and would not allow PTI rule for one day. And our darna would much bigger than Imran’s.

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  • SAL
    Oct 6, 2014 - 7:27PM

    In your dreams Kido. Had enough of PPP and PML-N.

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  • Xman
    Oct 6, 2014 - 7:54PM

    At the cost of offending PTI trolls, if you look at the political chessboard, only PPP is thinking about the next generation of leadership. Zardari is playing a long term game and has positioned himself very astutely. While the political opponents of yesterday get weakened by tearing each other apart, he is silently buckling up for the future.

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  • Maazrat ke saath
    Oct 6, 2014 - 8:00PM

    “Bilawal was addressing his supporters gathered at Bilawal House in Karachi.” The horror! The horror! Reminds me of Orwell’s Animal Farm.Recommend

  • shahid
    Oct 6, 2014 - 10:09PM

    Please go back to your cosy corner in Uk. Pakistan is better off without you.

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  • Raheem Bukhsh
    Oct 6, 2014 - 11:39PM

    May God save us from another Bhutto PM. They bring poverty, corruption, mismanagment, incompetency and anarchy with them. Shahadat Card is their only Marketing tool and they never talk about performance.

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  • Ali Baloch
    Oct 6, 2014 - 11:51PM

    @Shafiullah Shirazi: That’s he national language of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. As they say ignorance is bliss.

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  • Abdullah Yousuf
    Oct 7, 2014 - 12:17AM

    Bilawal you are outspoken but it will be far better,if you please respond diplomatically as a mature soft spoken seasoned diplomat. As you plan to win 1918 Polls you have plenty of time to issue statements,and plenty of time to devise stregedy.As you know present times is a time of media,which is so vibrant that even a minute news of bad governance comes as breaking news on tv, so pleases 1st reassemble your party in each province especially in Punjab where your party as well as Mian Sb party is in shattered position.Many observers see Mid Term polls(like Khursheed Shah,Pervez Ashraf)so you have to re-calculate your stregedy if that happens.
    As far as election rivals are concerned in Sindh why worry your vote bank is intact,you need not have any apprehensions ,go smoothly and ofcourse diplomatically. Hoping you every success.

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  • Khan
    Oct 7, 2014 - 12:18AM

    Taadi Baari….phir….Saadi Waari……………………….

    Proof.

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  • faraz
    Oct 7, 2014 - 12:24AM

    Mr bilwal is living in fool’s paradise. He is totally disconnected with the reality.if he wants a real revival of PPP of bhutto&Benazir then he must politically get rid of all the corrupt people in his party like faryal talpur, Rehman Malik,Raja pervaiz ashraf ND many others ND shd personally request his father to retire from politics only then there is a slight possibility of his party comeback

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 7, 2014 - 2:07AM

    No doubt Bilawal is right. What Imran has done to himself, it would be a great achievement if he becomes PCB Chairman.

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  • umair
    Oct 7, 2014 - 2:18AM

    LOL !!!

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  • bajwa
    Oct 7, 2014 - 8:21AM

    Will PPP exist till next elections?

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  • freed
    Oct 7, 2014 - 11:00AM

    true born twitter, not even qualified to work there.

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  • Abdul Yaqoob Junejo
    Oct 7, 2014 - 11:19AM

    I look forward to the day when all these leeches stop sucking the blood out of Pakistan into their overseas bank accounts. Naya Pakistan Zindabad.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Oct 7, 2014 - 11:57AM

    @shahid:
    “Please go back to your cosy corner in Uk. Pakistan is better off without you.”

    …and chase tales.

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  • Sam
    Oct 7, 2014 - 1:29PM

    Whatever….

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  • Parvez
    Oct 7, 2014 - 1:33PM

    @Abid P. Khan: Tales…….or tails. ?

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Oct 7, 2014 - 2:34PM

    Marsoo Marsoo-Kuchh na karsoo. Nil / Nil. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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  • Whiskey Khan
    Oct 7, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Please don’t embrass yourself further, your had has already done a good job on that.

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  • NMA
    Oct 7, 2014 - 3:28PM

    The sad fact is that he is probably right……..

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  • majid
    Oct 7, 2014 - 9:16PM

    Bhutto,s PPP destroyed by greed, corruption, and bad governance and bilawal can not be a choice by awakened nation, Thanks to PTI incessant campaign.

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  • Jan
    Oct 7, 2014 - 9:47PM

    Bilawal- it was nice “Lollywood quality” dialog there.
    no go back to your cage

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  • Ali
    Oct 8, 2014 - 8:29AM

    And yet some people will vote PPP and PMLN … Can only happen in this country.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Oct 8, 2014 - 12:07PM

    Imran Khan is absolutely rightful on his this stance that PPP and PML-N have set their turns and next turn is PPP’s and there are only two families have right to rule over Pakistan
    1-PPP and
    2-PML-N.
    In other words in Pakistan there is ancestral politics and Pakistani nation is being fooled and deceived by PPP and PML-N very easily since 1971…….

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