Bilawal renews ultimatum to Nawaz

Salahuddin Haider


Maintaining his aggressive posture, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, renewed his ultimatum to the Nawaz government, asking it to accept his four-point demands or face consequences in the form of street agitation.
Addressing the media after a core committee meeting of the party at his house here Tuesday, he accused the prime
minister of going back on his words, and dilly-dallying on an important issue of accountability over Panama leaks.
By doing so, Nawaz Sharif “is not fooling me but is playing games with the people of Pakistan,” he remarked, declaring that he is serious in launching a movement against the PML(N) government after December 27—the date when his mother Benazir was slain outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi in 2007, Bilawal said he and all other opposition parties were united on demanding sources of assets pile-up against the Prime Minister. Though the PTI chief Imran Khan has been taking U-turns repeatedly, he still would like to take him on board for a national cause.
In a tweet earlier, he felt that if the government was scared of holding itself accountable to the parliament, then the PPP would ‘face them on the streets’. The government, in his opinion, was afraid of accountability by the parliament.
The government, he said, had completely failed in implementing the National Action Plan (NAP). The PPP chairman said that his warning must be taken seriously, “We mean business and are not joking. If you don’t heed to our demand, then be ready to face the consequences.” He would announce a long march if his demands were not accepted by Dec 27—the deadline he set for the government to improve itself.
The four demands of the PPP leader during are: 1) parliamentary committee on national security be formed, 2) PPP’s Panama bill should be passed, 3), Asif Zardari’s resolution on CPEC should be implemented, and 4) A foreign minister should be appointed immediately.
Meanwhile, on Eid Milad-un-Nabi he celebrated the birthday of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) listening to a lecture on his life and works at the Faizan-e-Madinah mosque at Karachi, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was with him.

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