Play real opposition; Bilawal slams PDM

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PPP chairman urges the opposition to have courage and support PPP to send the govt packing

Staff Report

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Hitting out at the other major opposition party in the country but without naming it, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) parties to either play the role of real opposition or declare themselves facilitators of the government.

Addressing a public gathering in Rahim Yar Khan, he said, Bilawal Bhutto said that we had announced the long march but you [PDM] backed down even then. He urged all the opposition parties to have courage and support PPP in the mission to send the government packing adding it is not possible to deceive the honor of the vote.

“You people talk about giving respect to the vote. But when time comes to demonstrate your respect for the vote, you run away.” He said that PPP would force the PML-N to do real opposition so that both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar could be shown the door.

He made it clear to the PML-N that if it did not cooperate with the PPP in sending Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar home, people would not forgive it. Bilawal, on the occasion, claimed that PPP would form governments both at the Center and in Punjab after next general elections.

“People of Pakistan witnessed the governance of PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and now they are being made to bear Prime Minister Imran Khan. And now they are yearning for the government of masses. Each and every promise made by the ‘selected’ prime minister is nothing but a deception,” he commented.

PPP chairman said today the ‘selected’ prime minister was begging the USA President Joe Biden for a phone call. “PTI had promised eliminating corruption in 90 days, building five million homes and providing 10 million jobs before coming to the power,” he said, and added, “But Imran Khan did not fulfill a single promise.

 Rather millions of people have lost their jobs. And it is only the PPP which provides people jobs.” He further said that under former president Asif Ali Zardari, the country had become an exporter of wheat while now the country had to import it.

PPP chairman said that due to Khan Sahib, Pakistan is facing highest level of inflation today. He said that those who had jobs were also made unemployed adding this is a tyrannical and anti-people government. Bilawal was of the view that inflation and unemployment witnessed under this government was ‘unprecedented’.  “Contrary to the PPP government which had raised people’s salaries and pensions in order to help them cope with price hike, this government has left people at the mercy of inflation,” he claimed.  Bilawal said that record employment was provided during the PPP government and the pension was increased 100%.