KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the PTI government had gone astray following the announcement of the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s protests plan and alleged that the government is using tactics against the opposition.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Bagh-e-Jinnah in connection with the October 18 meeting. Former Prime Ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah were also present on the occasion.
Talking to media he said, “No institution is independent in Pakistan, we do not want to weaken the institutions”.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that there was a major incident of terrorism on October 18, PDM gave us an opportunity to start the struggle from here, this is a historic day.
He said that on October 18, Benazir Bhutto returned and continued to compete. She never left the workers alone and kept on giving her message till the end, democracy was achieved due to the sacrifice of two lives.
Chairman PPP said, “We do not want to weaken the institutions. We want every institution to do its job. Imran Khan said in every speech that the institutions were with me,” he added.
Bilawal said the opposition wanted to see national institutions, including the judiciary and the military bureaucracy, not to be accused of any wrongdoing on every issue.
He added that the opposition did not want to see the morale of the armed forces being affected but said the politicians, parliament, judiciary and army will have to work to prevent such a situation.
Bilawal said that there are historical unemployment and poverty in the country, the solution to all these is only democracy, tomorrow the whole of Pakistan will see the people on one side and the puppet administration on the other.
On this occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he did not fully agree with the narrative of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif.
Murad Ali Shah said that Nawaz Sharif’s narrative was correct to some extent. Responding to a question, the chief minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party had been holding a public meeting on the 18th of October in remembrance of its martyred, adding that PDM’s leadership will attend the meeting this year.
Criticizing the ‘anti-people’ policies of the federal government, the chief minister said that people from all walks of life will attend the meeting tomorrow to record their protest.