Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari conceded on Sunday that the opposition’s no-trust move against the PTI-led government was not an easy task and that he could not guarantee its success but added that even if the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly failed, he will continue his struggle against “this puppet regime”.
He expressed these views while holding a press conference at the residence of Nadeem Afzal Chan who announced to rejoin the PPP folds.
Chan had served as an adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan owing to which his return was being dubbed as a big blow to the PTI-led government at the Centre. Interestingly his younger brother, Waseem Chan distanced himself from his brother’s move, stating in a video message, that his brother’s decision to join PPP was purely his own and that his family was not onboard on the move.
Bilawal said that no confidence motion was an uphill task however it was a risk worth taking. He said that waiting for guarantees means leaving people at mercy of “this tyrant and unjust regime”. In a veiled criticism to PDM’s decision of long march on Islamabad and present en-masse resignations, he said that no-confidence motion was the only move to bring this government under an immense pressure, even forcing them to reach out to their coalition partners.
He said that they had from the day one proposed a two-pronged strategy of not only fight it out in parliament but also taking it to streets to allow people to express their sentiments against the government.
The PPP chief said that they can bring no-confidence motion in aid of those from treasury benches, who have assured their support to all the three political parties in opposition camp but even that he said did not guarantee any success.