KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Sunday night has said that Pakistan has reached an important crossroads and the people will decide the fate of the country.
“We have to fight for the supremacy of the Constitution and for democracy and this fight has to be fought by the people,” he said while addressing the PPP-hosted PDM’s jalsa at Karachi’s Bagh-i-Jinnah.
The PPP Chairman also paid tribute to his late mother Benazir Bhutto and all those who laid down their lives in the Karsaz attack 13 years ago.” The pain and sorrow is one that will remain a lifetime,” he remarked.
However, he said, the pain must be turned to strength just like the path PPP took after the political murder of Zulfiqar Bhutto. “Benazir never feared anything, never left the side of the people. PPP has shed its blood in the defence of the nation,” he added.
Bilawal further said that all those voices are being stifled that were being raised against dictatorship. “The judiciary is under pressure, the media is being silenced and we are not allowed to speak in the parliament,” he claimed
He also said that this oppression would be wiped out one day. “This is not a fight to gain power, it is one for democracy. Whenever there is an attack on democracy, people are crushed under the weight of such injustice,” he asserted.
The PPP Chairman said that the poor segment of the society goes hungry, people’s lives become unsafe. “The freedom to speak, to breathe, to live a life of dignity and freedom from poverty — democracy is the answer to all of this,” Bilawal stresses.