ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan does not have the courage to talk face-to-face during Parliament sessions.
Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Bilawal took a hit at the premier’s tweet from earlier today questioning why some lawmakers are “so scared” of the Exit Control List (ECL).
“A day earlier, the Supreme Court ordered that my name be removed from the ECL and this morning the premier tweeted about it. It would have been better if the PM came to the House and spoke about these matters instead of tweeting about them,” Bilawal said.
“PM Imran should have spoken about these matters face-to-face so we could have responded directly. However, he doesn’t have the courage to do so,” the PPP chairman added.
Bilawal further said, “PPP will not allow any comprise on the financial matters of provinces.”
“We will strongly oppose any action against the 18th Amendment,” he asserted. “No one can snatch the rights that have been granted to provinces,” Bilawal stated.
“You are asking for donations to run your government, how will you give Rs14 million to operate hospitals?” he asked.
The PPP chairman further said that the opposition parties will “not allow any compromise on democratic and fundamental rights”. “The government’s allies are also supporting us and soon PTI members will too,” he claimed.
“After the two previous governments completed their terms, the current government will do so as well,” the PPP chairman stated.
“If there is any attack on democracy, it will not be tolerated,” Bilawal stressed.