Bilawal asks President, PM, cabinet to resign over Justice Isa’s issue
Asks PML-N to give proof of rigging or keep silent
Bilawal Bhutto addresses news conference.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday demanded President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar and the entire cabinet’s resignations from their posts following Supreme Court (SC) verdict in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Bilawal said not only the president but Prime Minister Imran Khan and the entire cabinet were also to blame for filing a ‘false’ reference against the Supreme Court judge.
Welcoming the Supreme Court decision, Bilawal said the PPP had raised its voice even when the reference was filed against the judge. “It was an attack on the judiciary. President and the prime minister should have resigned for filing the reference with a mala fide intent,” he stressed.
He demanded an inquiry against those people who, what he said, had made Justice Isa subject of ‘political victimization’. “We are opposed to the character assassination of anybody,” he said categorically.
He said never ever in the history had anybody accused PPP of rigging the elections. “Will you stoop down so low that you are now accusing us of rigging?” he questioned.
Counseling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to do some introspection, he said the party should ponder over the reasons why it lost the by-poll in NA-249, Karachi West. “PML-N should now learn to accept defeat gracefully,” he advised.
“Bring proof of rigging if you have any. Or otherwise remain silent and accept defeat,” he told his opponents.
Bilawal said he would have gleefully felicitated PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in case his party had won the by-poll in NA-249.
Responding to a query, the PPP chairman said that whenever PPP came to power, it made efforts to overcome water shortage in Sindh. “But the truth of the matter is that there has been no implementation on the 1991 water accord,” he said, and added, “We blame India for stealing our share of water, but our own house is not in order.”
He said Sindh was being deprived of its share in water, and it was admitted even by PTI’s Faisal Vawda when he was the federal minister. “We are supplying water to Karachi from Hub,” he said, but at the same time urged the Centre to provide Sindh its share in water.
Bilawal said it was PPP’s service for the people of NA-249 that had won it the by-poll on April 29.