Either do opposition or join government, Bilawal tells PML-N
Hitting out at the other major opposition party in the country but without naming it, namely Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for what he called practising ‘double standards’, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked the party on Thursday either to do opposition or join the government, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a public gathering in Rahim Yar Khan, he said, “You people talk about giving respect to the vote. But when time comes to demonstrate your respect for the vote, you run away.”
He said that PPP would force the PML-N to do real opposition so that both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar could be shown the door.
He made it clear to the PML-N that if it did not cooperate with the PPP in sending Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar home, people would not forgive it.
Bilawal, on the occasion, claimed that PPP would form governments both at the Center and in Punjab after next general elections. “People of Pakistan witnessed the governance of PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and now they are being made to bear Prime Minister Imran Khan. And now they are yearning for the government of masses. Each and every promise made by the ‘selected’ prime minister is nothing but a deception,” he commented.
PPP chairman said today the ‘selected’ prime minister was begging the USA President Joe Biden for a phone call. “PTI had promised eliminating corruption in 90 days, building five million homes and providing 10 million jobs before coming to the power,” he said, and added, “But Imran Khan did not fulfill a single promise. Rather millions of people have lost their jobs. And it is only the PPP which provides people jobs.”
He further said that under former president Asif Ali Zardari, the country had become an exporter of wheat while now the country had to import it.
Bilawal was of the view that inflation and unemployment witnessed under this government was ‘unprecedented’. “Contrary to the PPP government which had raised people’s salaries and pensions in order to help them cope with price hike, this government has left people at the mercy of inflation,” he claimed.