Bilawal says PPP being pressurised to ‘toe the line’ on 18th Amendment
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the PPP was under pressure and threats are being made to the party to “toe the line” but the PPP will fight “hybrid regime” as its strings are being pulled from somewhere else.
Talking to media persons outside the accountability court in Islamabad, the PPP chairman said the pressure is being built up so that PPP also accept the changes in National Finance Commission Award (NFC) and for the passing of black laws from the House.
Bilawal said the PPP will not allow any harm to 18th Constitutional Amendment in the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.
“They are playing psychological games with me and my family but I will stick to my stance,” Bilawal vowed. “This puppet and the fake government will not work and the PPP will fight the puppet dictatorship.”
Bilawal said PPP leadership and workers were stopped from coming to the accountability court to show solidarity with the former President Asif Ali Zardari.
“Is this what happened in an independent state?” he questioned, “Today's proceedings were delayed as lawyers were not able to reach due to hurdles placed in the way of the accountability court.”
“If you want to arrest my whole family then arrest right now,” Bilawal said.
He said: “Accountability courts should be independent and lawyers and people should have freedom in the court.”
PPP Chairman said that Islamabad was taken hostage again today (Monday). He questioned whether there was any attempt to pressure the judge?
Bilawal said on 17 August is Mango Day and it was also the last day of a dictator General Zia ul Haq.
PPP faced General Yahya Khan and Zia-ul-Haq dictatorships and will face this fake democracy also.
Bilawal said he could not understand that the one judge of NAB Accountability Court considered the bail of Asif Ali Zardari on COVID-19 terms but another judge in NAB did not bother to consider it.