KARACHI: Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has called for the release of all political prisoners.
Bilawal has applauded the release of MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir whereas he also criticised the Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser for failing to issue production orders for the jailed parliamentarians.
Dawar and Wazir were arrested in May following the attack in Kharqamar check post. They were released on bail after their applications were accepted by the High Court of Peshawar on Saturday.
Bilawal lashed at Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf government for jailing politicians to distract attention from its inability to deal with the Kashmir issue. He questioned the Prime Minister that how he planned to lead the Kashmir cause if he could not even lead his nation.
Time cant be up for youth of Pakistan who believe in democracy, human rights & peaceful resistance. Our time has just begun.Pleased 2 FATA MNAs are finally free. Despite repeated demands selected Speaker never issued production orders. I demand release of all politician prisoners https://t.co/E7mFuH2rZB
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) September 23, 2019
Opposition leaders have decried political victimization by the hands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government of Imran Khan.
Recently, the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz held a protest outside of the National Assembly against the detention of senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah.
On various instances, former President Asif Ali Zardari, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, former Railway Minister Saad Rafique, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Khursheed Shah, and Rana Sanaullah have been jailed by the present government.