People who disagree with govt continue to disappear: Bilawal Bhutto

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KARACHI: The PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned enforced disappearances in the country. He recalled that the ‘selected prime minister’ before coming into power had declared to make legislation within a month to address the issue. “But two years down the line, citizens who disagree with the state narrative continue to disappear with impunity,” he said.

Addressing après conference and later a virtual meeting of senior party leadership Wednesday evening in Karachi, the PPP chairman said he will soon issue a recorded message on social media to party workers in this regard. “Let there be no doubt or mistake that political movements cannot be launched because of coronavirus. Our workers will show to the world how to launch political movements even while observing precautions against the pandemic,” he said.

KARACHI: PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses a press conference in Karachi. Next to him seated are Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Information Minister Nasir Hussain.

The meeting, participated in by party leaders Raja Pervez Ashraf, Nayyer Bokhari, Naveed Qamar, Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Farhatullah Babar, discussed current political situation, enforced disappearances, situation in formerly tribal areas and the holding of an APC by the opposition parties.

Bilawal Bhutto urged the party workers to observe social distancing to not only combat coronavirus but also as a rehearsal to launch movement against the government when he gives a call for it at an appropriate time.

 “With Imran Khan as prime minister, the country will go from crisis to crisis and its very stability is at stake. Indeed, the two cannot go together any longer. It is imperative that the selected prime minister sees the writing on the wall and himself quit,” he said. “One by one, the state institutions have been destroyed and there is total crisis of credibility of the current regime both within the country and abroad,” he said. “The monumental corruption of the selected regime has crossed all limits,” he added.