Ready to go to jail with all politicians: Bilawal
October 9, 2020 08:52 PM
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he is ready to go to jail with all other politicians but will not be afraid of this system in any way.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he lashed out at the government, warning it that those who were not afraid of dictators will not be afraid of a cricketer.
He said his party had been criticising this government since day one and its facilitators. He said that political parties could not raise their voices in the parliament as it had been rendered a “rubber stamp” one.
“The media is stopped [from criticising the government] and our interviews are censored,” he said. “Insha’Allah, all opposition parties, together, will finish this inept government.”
The PPP chairman said that the government was failing on all fronts, including foreign and economic policy, as a “selected” government had been imposed on Pakistan.
Bilawal said that the government had gone so far in their “revenge policy that they filed sedition charges” against Azad Jammu and Kasmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider. “The country can no longer bear the burden of this government.”
The PPP chairman said that the incumbent government oppresses the people every day through new tactics. “Where will the people go?”
This government does not distribute the NFC award in a just manner, and that causes damage to the health sector, education sector, local governments, among others.
The PPP chairman said that the people were helpless due to the current regime’s policies. “Such an authoritarian regime cannot last, their countdown has begun.”
Bilawal, responding to the federal government’s Pakistan Island Development Authority Ordinance, said: “No Pakistani who believes in the Constitution can tolerate that someone, through a presidential ordinance, overnight, tries to take over the islands of Balochistan and Sindh.” “We strongly condemn this act,” Bilawal said.
The PPP chairman demanded that the government withdraw this unconstitutional ordinance. “Through such immature acts of a cricketer, the federation is damaged.”
Bilawal said that the “whole” province had unanimously rejected the islands’ ordinance. “We will not allow you to take a single piece of land through an unconstitutional ordinance,” he maintained.
Bilawal said that the people of Sindh and the city where it is being built — Karachi — were casting aspersions on the government’s intentions following their ordinance as the past experiences were not that good.