Demands Nisar’s resignation, serves 7-day ultimatum to govt
Quetta/Karachi—PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was in tears as he visited victims of Quetta police academy attack at Civil Hospital on Sunday.
Over 60 people were killed last week when three heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta.
The PPP chairman recounted how “BB came here to Balochistan despite being warned about security risks.”
“My family and the people of Balochistan share the same pain,” he said. “I am no ordinary politician. I am the son of BB. I am a victim of this terrorism.”
“I met people inside. Ten are injured and recovering. They said their treatment is underway. But that they can get better treatment in Karachi… In my personal capacity I will see that they get help from the Sindh government.”
Speaking about the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief, Bhutto said, “Imran Khan’s problem and habit is… he is a puppet and the strings are in someone else’s hands.”
“Unfortunately, he is not the professional and legend that he used to be. Without support, without the umpire’s signal, he cannot start a movement.”
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari demanded resignation from interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, serving a 7-day ultimatum to the government at the same time to start electioneering if his demands were not met by then.
The fact that he advanced the date for agitation against PML(N) administration, from December to 7th November shows that he had begun to sense a drastic change in the political situation of the country. Political temperature has been rising constantly because of the illogical act of using force against PTI agitators. Demonstrations have fanned to many a city and seem difficult to petering down now
Bilawal, heading the party in absence from the country of his father, has continued to grow in stature, and is now adopting threatening tone.
He added after a visit to Quetta hospital that PPP will not distribute sweets or celebrate the occasion. It wanted resignation of interior minister, sharifistan ( a new term coined by him for Sharif brothers) and of the government, making it clear that the party will not sit idle.
He said when Karachi airport was attacked, a demand was voiced for former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, and when Hazara people were massacred, the demand was made for resignation of President Asif Zzardari. Now the ruling party must quit. He took strong exception to Ch Nisar’s statements, saying he had time to speak against PPP, the Interior minister speaks against me, my party, chaudhri Aitzaz, ayan ali, but keeps an indiscreet silence when time comes to condemn terrorist activities. Having a dig at PTI chairman Imran Khan, he said the latter suffers from ill-luck that he cannot speak without being assured of “umpire’s finger”, concluding that Pakistan will continue to flourish with democracy, whether in KP<, Azad Kashmir, Sindh, Balochistan or Punjab. There is no alternative to that.