Long march after Jan 31 if PM doesn’t resign: Bilawal
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaks at Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary in Naudero on Sunday evening.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reiterated on Sunday that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) would march on Islamabad if Prime Minister Imran Khan does not resign by January 31.
Speaking at the 13th death anniversary of the slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Naudero, Bilawal asked his party workers to get ready for the long march. He said the PDM, an alliance of 11 opposition parties currently trying to topple the federal government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Prime Minister Imran Khan, would throw the “incompetent, incapable and illegitimate” prime minister out of Prime Minister’s House with people’s power. He thanked the PDM leadership for coming to Naudero to attend Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary.
Bilawal said that late Benazir Bhutto taught her followers the lesson of tolerance against vindictiveness. He said that graves of dictators like Zia-ul-Haq were deserted today, but Benazir Bhutto was alive in people’s hearts. He said that former dictator Pervez Musharraf was living a miserable life abroad. He said that history had given its verdict in favour of Benazir Bhutto and against the dictators. He said the PPP was the guardian of the Constitution of Pakistan and fundamental rights of the people of Pakistan like freedom of speech and equal opportunities for men and women.
The PPP chairman said that incumbent rulers were “deaf and dumb” and they could not see millions of people falling below the poverty line due to the incumbent government’s “anti-people policies”. He said the rulers could not see poverty, unemployment and inflation and they could not hear people’s cries. He said that people would stop the business of selection and selectors in the future for the sake of their future generations.
Bilawal said Prime Minister Imran Khan was saying repeatedly that he would spare none, but he wanted to make it clear that people would not spare this “selected and cruel” prime minister. He said there were curbs on the freedom to protest and the freedom of speech. He said the prime minister knew nothing about democracy.
Bilawal said the government was selling gas and power to people at exorbitant rates. He said the PPP was raising its voice against the injustices against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab. He said that residents of the area, which produces gas, do not have the gas facility.
Bilawal said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was meant to benefit the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and other provinces, and not the owners of Papa John’s. He said that PML-N patron Nawaz Sharif worked hard to realise the CPEC dream into reality.