Chiniot (August 12, 2017): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday said that PPP was made to lose 2013 elections under a pre-planned conspiracy, warning that he will not allow anyone to rig elections this time.
Bilawal is addressing a rally in Chiniot, in a ‘show of force’ just as the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif resumes his journey to Lahore via GT Road after stopovers in different cities on the way.
The PPP chairman also lashed out at the government, calling the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz an enemy of the labourers and farmers.“PML-N government is enemy of farmers, the poor and labourers. They only want to gather money and receive commissions by their fancy projects,” he said. The party chairman said the devaluation of rupee has damaged the country’s economy while the exports have fallen. “Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared Nawaz Sharif liar and corrupt by declaring him ineligible,” he said.
He criticised Nawaz Sharif by asking how he ended up on GT Road while constructing motorway, calling his homecoming rally as a flop show and telling him to get back to his Raiwind palace. Bilawal slammed his political rivals and hoped that PPP will form the government after 2018 general elections.He acknowledged the establishment of girls’ college, housing schemes, bridges, promotion industry and more in the district during their tenure.
Bilawal claimed that the PPP could not achieve majority in the 2013 elections as a result of a planned rigging.
He said that PPP founder leader and former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had constructed an embankment to save Chiniot from floods.
“PPP had always served you (people of Chiniot) as thousands of homeless people had been provided homes in Chiniot,” the PPP chairman said.
Bilawal recalled that all the major gas projects in Chiniot had been launched during the Benazir Bhutto government.It was the PPP which had made efforts to give Chiniot the status of district, he added. Stadiums for locals were also built in the area.
He asked the ‘Jiyals’ present in the gathering to get ready to defeat the PML-N in the coming elections.
He termed the PML-N government as anti-worker and said it has least care about masses.
On Friday, Bilawal addressed a press conference in Islamabad where he claimed that Nawaz Sharif was only trying to save himself. He said there was no threat to democracy at the moment and added that the PPP would not accept demands from any other party.
Bilawal said he will not make any contact with PML-N, will not pick their calls or go to a meeting.
“They are on their own,” said the PPP chairman.