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Mastung Tragic Incident: Bilawal Abandons Political Activities

Peshawar (July 14, 2018): Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced on Saturday to abandon political activities

said that his party is not being given level playing field.

Addressing Media in Peshawar after scraping rallies in Peshawar and Malakand, Bilawal said that due to terrorism threats, it has become difficult for them to continue their camping.

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He blamed that his election campaign is being disrupted, despite of that he would go to visit Malakand.

He said that the people of Pakistan are mourning following the Mastung blast that claimed 128 lives including Nawabzada Siraj Raisani.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief said that enough actions were not taken against terrorism.“Extremism and terrorism are resurfacing and it is regrettable that a solution to these problems has not been found to date,” said the election-hopeful, contesting the upcoming polls from NA-200 Larkana.

The PPP chief complained that hindrances were being created in the party’s election campaign. “We are being stopped in different places,” he noted.

Bilawal announced that his party had cancelled a rally, to be held in Malakand in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, following the tragic incident in Balochistan that left over 150 people injured yesterday.

“I have suspended my political activities. I will visit Malakand and meet with the party workers but not hold a power show,” he said.Earlier,PPP’s election campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa suffered a major blow on Saturday, when the party was forced to scrap its planned rallies in Peshawar and Malakand due to the mounting security threats in the aftermath of the recent wave of terrorist attacks.

With its chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in KP on a two-day visit, the PPP had planned to stage public gatherings in Peshawar but especially Malakand — a district it has historically done well in and whose NA-9 constituency he will be contesting the July 25 polls too.

Bilawal was scheduled to leave Peshawar for Malakand this morning, and lead a rally from Sakhakot to Batkhela before addressing a public meeting at Zafar Park in the evening.However, KP and the neighbouring Balochistan have been hit by three major terrorist attacks this week, together claiming the lives of around 150 people.

As a result, KP’s district administration today refused to grant PPP the permission to go ahead with its planned events, and advised Bilawal to remain within the cantonment areas.

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