Bilawal condemns victimization
of Ch. Yasin and his family

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the political victimization that PPP leader Chaudhry Yasin and his family in Azad Kashmir are being subjected to. He stated that Chaudhry Yasin also survived an attempted assassination attack and when he tried to register an FIR, instead of writing a case against the attackers, the police filed a case against Chaudhry Yasin.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto said that if political retaliation against the PPP workers did not stop, he would protest in Azad Kashmir himself.

Imran Khan has not been able to digest the victory of PPP in Kashmir and uses disgraceful tactics to take revenge. The selected Prime Minister is taking political revenge by interfering unconstitutionally in Kashmirs affairs, he alleged.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

The Chairman PPP also stated that Imran Khan had directly blamed the PPP candidate for the tragic incident of killing of two PTI workers in the Charhoi Tehsil.

What sort of Riasat e Madina is this where NAB sends you a notice when you make a speech against Imran Khan and accuses you of murder if you win a seat, he questioned.

Bilawal Bhutto also said that justice required a judicial inquiry to be conducted in the tragic killing of two people, as requested by Chaudhry Yasin. Instead of pointing fingers, patience was needed. Chairman PPP stated, Imran Khan’s political victimization is creating unrest within the Kashmiri and Pakistani community in the UK.

The PPP chief said that the aim of the political victimization of and retaliation against Chaudhry Yasin – who won two seats  was so Imran Khan could seize on the vacated seat. He said that it is tactics like these that damage the sanctity of the electoral process.

Police in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday arrested the son of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin in a case pertaining to the murder of two PTI activists on the Election Day.

The police said that they had arrested Shahnawaz Yasin in connection with the murder of the PTI activists after the FIR lodged by the family of one of the victims alleged that Chaudhry Yasin and his sons were behind the murder.

The matter was also raised during the federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday and besides prayers for the deceased souls, the prime minister also directed the concerned officials to pursue the matter and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Other than this, the Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed also traveled to AJK to meet the families of the victims and console them besides also assuring them that justice would be ensured in the matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that violent incidents have been reported on the polling day and during the election campaign, which saw PTI clinching a simple majority in the Legislative Assembly with victory on 25 seats, followed by PPP becoming the second largest party with 11 seats.

 The PML-N, which previously ruled the region, could only bag 06 seats despite a vigorous campaign launched by the party’s vice President Maryam Nawaz in the region.