PPP plans APC on national issues, Bilawal calls PM ‘ignorant’

By: News Desk      Published: 11:04 PM, 18 Jun, 2020
PPP plans APC on national issues, Bilawal calls PM ‘ignorant’
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says PM Imran Khan has no idea how a federation works.–File photo

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said his party is planning to convene an all parties conference to build a national narrative to steer the country out of crises.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with his party’s senior leadership via telephone, the PPP chairman said that “an ignorant, disconnected, callous and arrogant prime minister who has little knowledge of the Constitution and its importance” has declared constitutional powers of the elected chief ministers as dictatorial. He obviously has no idea of how a federation works let alone the significance of distribution of resources among the federating units, he said.

Those who joined the conference call and shared their views include Raja Parvez Ashraf, Senator Sherry Rehman, Syed Naveed Qamar, Maula Bakhsh Chandio, Farhatullah Babar and Dr Nafisa Shah.

Bilawal Bhutto said that disastrous policies and confused messaging of PM Imran Khan allowed the pandemic to spin out of control and everyone was surprised that he appeared adamant against a lockdown despite a huge surge in deaths due to the virus. “The prime minister has openly ignored the warnings from WHO, health professionals and the opposition,” he said.

He said the PTI government has pushed the country into a very dangerous situation by ignoring health and agriculture in the budget and warned that Imran Khan would be held responsible if locust attacks dragged Pakistan into a famine.

The PPP chairman pointed out that certain statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan showed that he was not aware of the importance of NFC Award, questioning as to how a country would run when its chief executive was unaware of the importance of distribution of resources among the federating units. He expressed concern at Imran Khan’s statements against the 18th Amendment and termed them as an attack on the 1973 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Bilawal exhorted the party leaders to play an effective role in exposing Imran Khan’s “incompetence” before he destroys everything.