Bilawal urges allies not to shrink from electoral race
By News Desk
September 10, 2023 06:01 PM
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged PPP's allies not to run away from the electoral race, emphasizing that shrinking would only create space for other contenders, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a crowded gathering at an inauguration ceremony of a filter plant for the residents of Hyderabad on Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto pledged to provide clean drinking water to areas like Hussainabad, Shah Latif, and Qasimabad, a vital infrastructure development aimed at improving the lives of the people.
He also announced to extend similar water projects to cities like Quetta, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Multan.
Underscoring his party's unwavering determination, he said that PPP is ready to contest elections. “PP is alive only because our workers and leaders did not give up after being persecuted,” he added.
PPP Chairman said that they were ready in the past and are still ready for polls. “PPP has always been prepared for the challenges of elections and remains so,” he added.
However, Bilawal Bhutto voiced his concern that some of their political allies are withdrawing from the electoral race. He cautioned against such actions, stating, "If you run away from the election, someone else will take your place." He specifically mentioned urging the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) not to shy away from electoral competition and not give space to Pakistan's perceived enemies.
"Unfortunately, the rest of our political allies have been scared. They are afraid. They run away from by-elections and local government elections, and maybe, they now want to run away from general elections,” he said
Bhutto criticized the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for engaging in divisive politics across the country, alleging that PTI is sowing seeds of hatred and division among the people.
He also called for unity among opposition parties to counter such divisive tactics.
Bilawal Bhutto said that he had trust in the Pakistani people and reaffirmed his commitment to addressing their needs and concerns.
The PPP Chairman also recalled the solidarity of Hyderabad's residents during challenging times.
He said that Hyderabad played a pivotal role in his mother, Benazir Bhutto's, rise to become Pakistan's prime minister.