Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, making a thinly veiled reference to the previous PTI government, said those who had benefitted from rigged polls earlier were now complaining in the house against the ‘neutrality’ of institutions.
“They know undemocratic parties like theirs would otherwise not be given any leverage,” the PPP scion said addressing the National Assembly.
“This is why today, they are running a movement for our institutions to play a controversial role instead of a neutral and constitutional one,” he added.
Criticising assembly proceedings during the tenure of the PTI, Bilawal said the opposition in the NA, although limited in number, was getting the opportunity to talk and raise their concerns about issues like the Sindh local body elections.
However, he added that it would have been more “appropriate” to discuss the issue in the Sindh Assembly.
The minister said that the PPP had been struggling for democracy, fair and free elections, and economic issues for three generations.
He stated that the party had “bravely faced every tyrant”, citing examples of “violence” under leaders such as Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharaf.