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THATTA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asserted the opposition, under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), had never asked for relief and that it was instead seeking democracy.
The PPP chairperson expressed his views while talking to journalists in Thatta today (Sunday). He made the remarks in response to a question about the government’s stance that the PDM was formed only to seek a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
“The government only brought up the NRO when it had no answer to the PDM’s criticism but the people could clearly see through these tactics,” Bilawal claimed.
In response to a question regarding any disagreements between the PDM and PPP, he said that the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) endorsed every decision of the PDM.
“The decisions regarding contesting the upcoming by-elections or any other elections will be made from the PDM’s platform,” he added. Bilawal also rejected Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid’s comments saying that the PDM had accepted defeat and the PPP had won.
“I understand that PDM’s win is PPP’s win and PPP’s win is PDM’s win so we are one. When PDM wins the people of Pakistan win,” Bilawal Bhutto maintained. Bilawal also condemned Sunday’s incident in Balochistan where 11 coal miners were kidnapped and shot dead.
“I strictly condemn the terrorist and murderous action against the coal miners, and demand from the government that it implement the National Action Plan (NAP) and bring it into action,” he said.
Commenting on the twin islands, he said that the PPP’s voice was the most prominent regarding the issue of the islands and that whenever such attempts had been made under authoritarian rule, the PPP was at the forefront in resisting them.
Bilawal further said the Sindh cabinet and Sindh Assembly had passed resolutions to show the “people of Sindh’s wishes and rejection of this move” and presented them to the whole country.