Chairman Pakistan Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday said that incidents like kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan are against basic human rights and the constitution of Pakistan.
Speaking during visit to the residence of journalist Matiullah Jan who was recently recovered after being kidnapped from Islamabad, he said the issues faced by the country cannot be solved until freedom of expression is not protected in Pakistan. One can agree or disagree with the point of view of Matiullah Jan but no one can usurp his right to speak.
Bilawal Bhutto said that we should debate on our difference of opinion. Such kidnappings are done by small people. He said that Peoples Party has always fought for the rights of journalists and will continue to do so.
He said that Pakistan is a democratic Muslim country and such attacks are in fact attacks on our democracy, freedom of press and human rights.
Chairman PPP said that he has come to express solidarity with Matiullah Jan. Whatever has been done to Matiullah Jan can be done to anyone, including you and I. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appreciated the bravery of the family of Matiullah Jan who remained steadfast on principles. He said that Matiullah Jan’s resolve is a treasure for this generation and generations to come.