Bilawal again urges PM to step down
Criticises Nawaz for cosyness with Modi, jeopardising Kashmir issue
BAGH, AZAD KASHMIR— Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari once again urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down from his position following accusations towards his role in the rampant corruption in the country, saying he wants a transparent probe into the Panama Papers leaks.
“I demand you [PM Nawaz] to go home and conduct a transparent inquiry into the Panama Papers revelations,” he said while addressing a PPP public gathering at Bagh, Azad Kashmir on Tuesday.
Bilawal also took the premier to task for “jeopardizing the issue of Kashmir by building his associations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
He went on to say that the days of the rulers are numbered and they will have to step down soon.
“Mr prime minister [Nawaz] you attended PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony and forgot about the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat,” the PPP leader said, adding, “The premier tarnished the foreign policy of Pakistan by giving Modi his certificate of friendship.” As a result, Saudi Arabia then awarded Modi with the highest civil award, while Pakistan is at its lowest ebb in relations with Afghanistan and Iran, Bilawal said.
According to him, no ruler in the past had inflicted as much damage to the Kashmir cause by standing alongside the Indian premier while the occupied territory witnessed the worst atrocities.
“Even if a pigeon crosses the border from Pakistan, it is considered an agent but our premier becomes silent when agents of RAW are nabbed from the country.”
“Sixty-seven years have passed but you [United Nations] have also been unable to implement one resolution of plebiscite in Kashmir just like in south Sudan and East Timor,” the PPP chairman added.
He said if people supported him, he’d be able to stop Modi and Nawaz from inflicting more damage to Kashmir.
“Elections provide a moment of decision-making for you to support me to rid you of the incumbent rulers,” Bilawal said while referring to the forthcoming general elections in AJK on June 26.
Taking a jibe at PM Nawaz,
Bilawal said, “All you care about, Mian Sahab, is your business and have no interest in the development of the people.”
At the same time he lambasted the Punjab government, saying their claims of good governance had fallen flat just because of a ‘Chotu gang’ in the province.
Earlier, Bilawal also said he would make the jubilant announcement that Ali Haider Gilani has been released.
During the speech, Bilawal several times chanted “Modi k yar ko aik dhaka aur do, corruption key sardar ko aik dhaka aur do [give one more push to the friends of Modi, give one more push to the the leader of corruption].”