PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday said that his party will not tolerate any technocrat or national government setup.
In an interview, Bilawal said he doesn’t think this [technocrat or national government] is going to happen. “The PML-N is misleading [the nation in this regard], they are overplaying and maybe they are trying to provoke it,” he maintained.
He further alleged that Nawaz Sharif took certain controversial steps in his tenure which have harmed the essence of democracy.
“We cannot support unconstitutional steps. PPP has always been pro-people. Our founding principle is that people are the source of power,” he said, adding that the issue is that people are either with democracy or with corruption but he will be siding with the democracy.
Bilawal rejected the perception that the PTI has captured the votes of youngsters — 44 per cent of the total electoral vote. He claimed the PPP got more vote from youth than PTI.
The PTI has been encashing popular slogans, he said, adding, “The popular slogans will benefit PTI only in short-term but not in the longer run.”
The anti-corruption slogans are being used for political re-engineering.
When asked about his own mode of politics, the PPP chairman said, “Unfortunately, politicians across the world are playing a dangerous game, they do the politics of hatred but I do not want to engage in such politics.”
He also rejected the impression that the PPP was on a downward spiral, instead, he said, “I am hopeful that PPP will regain its space.”
Commenting on the corruption charges against PPP lawmakers, Bilawal warned that the method of selective accountability will not work. “Our party members were picked in a polarised manner and the motives were politically motivated,” he alleged.
They were picked without having any substantial pieces of evidence against them, Bilawal maintained.