Bilawal criticises PML-N for ‘offering space’ to PTI


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday criticized former ally Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with a volley of blunt comments tinged with sarcasm at an election rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) but didn’t take its name directly even once in his entire speech.

Addressing an enormous crowd of PPP supporters in Abbaspur, he also reiterated his diatribe against Prime Minister Imran Khan except for the primary time persistently upbraided the PML-N for what he alleged giving space to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) governments within the center and Punjab.

He also took exception to those thatconsistent with him, claimed on TV screens that the PPP had finished or was restricted to only one province and asked them to “open their eyes and appearance at the gang within the mountains of Abbaspur.”

“This is simply a trailer; the PPP has now departed its journey. it had been thriving yesterday, it’s thriving today and within the days to return you’ll see only PPP.”

Highlighting the importance of AJK polls, he exhorted the masses to send a message on each side of the divide with the facility of their vote that the “sell-out of Kashmir is unacceptable.”

“When we are saying the sell-out of Kashmir is unacceptable, it also means whatever is occurring in occupied Kashmir is unbearable to us.”

“When we are saying we don’t pray for Modi’s success in elections and don’t invite him at our weddings, we provide a message that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Kashmiri Muslims and that we are able to confront Modi boldly.”

Repeating his allegation that PM Khan had disappointed the state together with his reaction to India’s moves on occupied Kashmir, he asserted that alongside the AJK people, his party wouldn’t allow anyone to believe a “compromise on Kashmir.”

“The whole world knows that the Kashmiris are struggling for over 70 years and haven’t accepted dictations and coercions. they’re going to decide their destiny by themselves and both Islamabad and Delhi will need to accept it.”

Drawing attention to the economic situation in Pakistan, he said people were under an obligation to save lots of AJK from the “incompetent and puppet regime” in Islamabad which had “plunged the state in historic poverty, unemployment, and dearness within the name of so-called change.”

“What quite politics and policy are it which has rendered the people already possessing homes and doing jobs homeless and jobless?”

Asking people to recognize the “hypocrite telling lies and taking u-turns while giving relief to the rich and inflicting pain on the poor,” he announced that the PPP would increase the salaries and pensions after forming the govt in AJK.

“You will need to make a choice that whether you would like a specific and incompetent government and a puppet prime minister in Azad Kashmir? If not, you’ll need to throw your weight behind the PPP.”

With this preamble, Mr Bhutto-Zardari asserted that the PPP was fighting and giving a troublesome time to the “selected system and puppet ruler” within the centre from day one.

Though without naming anyone but clearly pertaining to the PML-N, he said the PPP had reached bent all of its [previous]opponents while forgetting the bitterness of the past.

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