KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the federal government is denying Sindh its rights. He said the federal government was not fixing a tariff for power projects besides denying Sindh its share in the NFC award and water.
“Nawaz Sharif has remained the prime minister only of Lahore, not of the rest of Pakistan,” he said, while addressing a gathering at Senhari Dars village in Thar on Wednesday.
Bilawal Bhutto said that he had challenged PTI chairman Imran Khan to contest election against him from Karachi. “We will defeat him.” He said the PPP would sweep the upcoming election and form government in the centre. Regarding Karachi, Bilawal said it was the capital of the province and his party’s government had wanted to work for the city’s development but the party controlling the local government was neither working on its own nor letting others work for the city.
“They are fighting among themselves. They aren’t working for the city and not letting others work either. The residents of Karachi to vote for the PPP so that the party could transform the fate of the city.
Earlier, the PPP chairman’s flight made the inaugural landing at newly established Mai Bakhtawar Airport in Tharparkar, constructed at a cost of Rs2.2 billion to facilitate international investment in the area. The airport has been named after Mai Bakhtawar, a woman peasants’ leader who fought for the rights of haris. Her struggle started in 1898 and she convened the first Hari Conference in Thar in June 20, 1947. ZAB’s death anniversary: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) observed the 39th death anniversary of party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Larkana on Wednesday.
Addressing a rally in Garhi Khuda Buksh, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that late Bhutto was the first person to stand for democracy in the country while addressing a rally in Garhi Khuda Buksh on the 39th death anniversary of party founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Bilawal said that Simla agreement, getting consensus on the constitution was an achievement of late Bhutto. “Today every Pakistani has a right to vote, this is a gift of late Bhutto to the people of Pakistan,” he said.
“The political system existing today is because of the martyrs of PPP, we won’t let this system be wrapped up.” He said that the people of Pakistan have the choice whether to take the legacy of Zia-ul-Haq or Bhutto.
“There is also a third option, the hypocrite with a U-turn. The brother of Taliban,” he said while taking a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. He said that we won’t let the B team of religious extremists come into power. Earlier, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif won ‘RO Elections’.
He alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader has always disrupted the PPP governments with the support of the establishment. The former president said that no matter what happens, we (PPP) will remain at war with PML-N. “I won’t even let you have your own Punjab chief minister in the next polls,” says Zardari.
“We will make government in alliance with other parties.” He alleged that the government spent millions to win a seat from Lahore. Caravans of Bhutto supporters have reached Larkana from across the country ahead of the party founder’s death anniversary.
The PPP has set up two camps, one in Larkana and the other in Garhi Khuda Baksh where Bhutto is buried, in order to facilitate party workers. Senior party leaders; including Opposition leader Khurshid Shah, Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman Kaira are present in the rally ground.