Says PTI chief’s ‘facilitators’ have left establishment
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday, while launching a scathing attack on former prime minister, said the narrative of Imran Khan was a reflection of his undemocratic thinking and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman was doing politics of lies, hatred and incitement.
Speaking to the media in Larkana, he said the Pakistan People’s Party toppled his [Imran Khan] government and this would be the third parliament to complete the term as the general election in the country would be held at the scheduled time.
Bilawal said Imran wanted the door of dictatorship open and he could once again become the prime minister through backdoor. “Khan Sahib’s first obstinacy and conspiracy was to hold elections in the presence of his facilitators sitting in the Establishment and he came out successful,” he added.
The foreign minister said the PTI chairman had no more facilitators in the Establishment, adding that he might have facilitators in any other institution.
“The people are suffering from economic problems and he [Khan] was trying to destabilise the country,” he claimed.
The PPP chairman said that Imran’s ‘facilitators’ have left the establishment, but they might be present in some other institution.
Bilawal said that governments in the past did not complete their constitutional term but PPP ensured that it happens now. “First, from 2008 to 2013 then 2013 to 2018 and now again the parliament is going to complete its term in 2023,” he added. He said that Imran Khan was trying all the dirty tricks so that the parliament does not complete its tenure. “Despite floods, economic issues and unemployment, Imran wants parliament dissolved and stop the democratic progress,” he said.
The PPP chief also visited the mausoleum of the Bhutto family’s martyrs in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. He paid respects at the grave of slain PPP chairperson and former prime minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and laid a wreath and offered prayers.
He also laid wreaths at the graves of PPP founder and ex-prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Begum Nusrat Bhutto, Shireen Amir Begum, Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto, and prayed for their eternal peace.