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Bilawal asks PM to step down as he has ‘lost majority’

Tariq Saeed

Pehawar-March-23-2022—Declaring that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would not become party in any unconstitutional act aimed at toppling the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government , the chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Wednesday said the Prime Minister Imran khan would be removed through democratic process. He, however, called upon the Prime minister to himself step down claiming he has already lost majority in the parliament.

“Imran Khan has become the former Prime Minister following losing majority support in the National Assembly and now he is running away from the competition ahead of the no- trust motion tabled against him”. Bilawal said while addressing a public rally in Dargai Malakand division.

Bilawal alleged that PM was indulging in the undemocratic moves and had put the NA speaker Asad Qaiser liable to be tried under article 6 for delaying the parliamentary session adding it was the constitutional requirement to summon the session within 14 days of submission of the no-trust move.

“The government has violated the Constitution and exposed the speaker to the charge of high treason under Article 6 by not holding the session within the 14-day period as stipulated in the Constitution”. Bilawal Bhutto observed and said that the PM Imran Khan should focus on 172 members in the assembly rather than claiming to hold a mammoth demonstration in Islamabad.

He said PPP does not believe in maligning the image of any institution nor in wearing black coats and going to the court to impeach a prime minister. “I will not knock on gate number 4 of the GHQ nor will I go to court wearing a black coat to dislodge the government”. The scion of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said in an indirect reference to the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz. At the same time Bilawal said “We will fight this undemocratic man in a democratic way and answer the finger of the umpire with the finger of the vote.”

Bilawal said that Imran Khan terms Shehbaz Sharif as a “boat polisher” but does not answer the questions about the funding of his party adding it has now been established that the PTI has been receiving the foreign funding. He alleged that Imran Khan was imposed on Pakistan to destroy its economy, politics and foreign policy.

Bilawal claimed that it was PPP that has made efforts for the opposition to be on one page. We laid the foundation for the platform for PDM while ignoring our differences to chase him (Imran) out through democratic means such as the bye-elections, Senate elections and the no-confidence.

Recounting the achievements of his party Bilawal said it was the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who brought gas and electricity to this region, opened its first woman bank, first woman police station and employed lady health workers. The PPP gave economic autonomy to the people of KP bypassing the 18th amendment. He said adding he has an old relationship with the people of Malakand spanning over three generations as his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was the first one to establish a tax-free zone in the region.

The PPP Chairman said former President Zardari gave an identity to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and fulfilled the promise of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto by raising the flag of Pakistan in Swat. He said Asif Zardari made it possible for 2.5 million IDPs to return to their homes in three months with compensation while also striking out utility bills and loans.

Taking to task the present government for unprecedented price hike in the country, Bilawal said nation wants from the prime minister to focus on inflation and price hike claiming those issues used to be the top priority during PPP’s cabinet meetings when it was in power.

 

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