Bilawal lashes out at govt over TTP talks

PPP chairman demands terrorists should be punished as per Islamic laws

By: News Desk      Published: 06:06 PM, 30 Nov, 2021
Bilawal lashes out at govt over TTP talks

Reacting to the ongoing talks between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday demanded that those who were involved in the killings of women and children in the name of ‘Qital’ should be given punishments as per the Islamic laws, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Addressing a public gathering in Peshawar held in connection with the party’s 54th foundation day, he said it was unfortunate that the government was holding talks with the elements, who had the blood of innocent men, women and children on their hands, without taking the opposition parties into confidence. “We will not let the government give an ‘amnesty to these people,” he vowed.

Bilawal said he saluted the personnel of the Pakistan Army and Police who had laid down their lives fighting against the TTP terrorists.

Accusing the government of surrendering to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) terms and conditions, the PPP chairman said that the ‘deal’ struck between the government and the Fund would take its toll on the masses.

He vowed not to let the government make the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) subservient to the IMF.

He alleged that ‘selected’ Prime Minister Imran Khan was trying to give a safe passage to Kulbhushan Jadhav. “PPP will not allow him to give amnesty to the Indian spy,” he expressed the resolve. 

PPP chairman also accused the government of befooling overseas Pakistanis in the name of electoral reforms. “We are of the view that there should be an ‘electoral college’ for the Pakistanis living abroad,” he said, and added, “We will continue to oppose the electronic voting machines (EVMs).”

He said the PTI government’s poor performance had laid bare the hollowness of its tall claims of bringing ‘change’ in the country. “Now it is in everybody’s knowledge which 'change' the PTI was talking about before coming to power. That ‘change’ is joblessness and inflation,” he taunted.

Bilawal alleged that ‘selected’ Prime Minister Imran Khan had given instructions to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not to allow the PPP to hold a gathering in the provincial capital. “Come and see Mr ‘selected’ that the entire city of Peshawar has thronged the PPP’s Jalsa,” he said, and claimed that it came to power, PPP would make the country’s economy ‘poor friendly’.  

Reporter: Usman Javed