Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s media talk

Oct 05 2019
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Islamabad, 4 October 2019: Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that despite dozens of references filed against President Asif Ali Zardari
only one case has been filed after JIT and so much commotion for the last one year and that case too is not being tried properly. There is no
evidence with the government or the NAB and they are still carrying out media trial.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was talking to media outside NAB court after the hearing of the case against President Zardari and Ms. Faryal
Talpur. He was flanked by his party leaders.

They are trying to pressurize us by false accusations but President Zardari has been imprisoned for eleven and a half years without any
conviction and he is still ready to bear their pressure and heavy handed tactics. President Zardari will not compromise his ideology and
principles like before and PPP will continue its democratic struggle. They can put as much pressure as they want and arrest as many leaders
and workers but the PPP will not compromise on 1973 Constitution and the 18^th Amendment. The selected and the selectors are worried because the
PPP is not allowing them to roll back the 18^th Amendment and surrender the rights of province Sindh.

Everyone has seen how Imran Khan and his government has been exposed in front of the people. The person who used to talk about justice and rule
of law has not only arrested his political opponents but their women as well. He promised to provide 10 million jobs but he has made thousands
of young people unemployed in one year. He had also promised to construct five million houses but has raised million of houses to the
ground and has not provided a single house. This government is a liar and a hypocrite government which has usurped the economic and democratic
rights of the people. This government has made the parliament redundant and the people are drowning in the tsunami of price hike and have been
pushed in the quagmire of taxes. The business community is so much worried that it approached Chief of Army Staff yesterday saying that
their businesses are in trouble. This has said a very bad precedence that tomorrow everyone will go to Army Chief instead of the Prime
Minister for their problems.

Every institution of the country has a defined role and our army and intelligence agencies have a job to deal with the conspirators against
the country. If Imran Khan ask them to look after economy, elections and foreign policy so how will they be able to protect our borders and fight
terrorism which are the most necessary job for them. So it is essential that every institution should remain within its domain and do their
assigned job so that we can solve people’s problems. It is unfortunate that Imran Khan has undermined the Parliament and has stopped from
working and people’s problems are not heard and solved in Parliament, production orders of MNAs are not issued and we are forced to go to
streets for solving people’s problems.

The same thing I had discussed with Maulana Fazalur Rehman yesterday and all political parties are saying that this government has come to power
as a result of rigged elections and this government will have to go packing. Maulana Fazalur Rehman announced 27^th October for his azadi
march and dharna in Islamabad so we have also called our party meeting to deliberate how can we help Maulana Fazalur Rehman. PPP will continue
its struggle and by the end of this month after the public gathering in Shikarpur, the PPP will enter in South Punjab and when PPP will be in
the field for the rights of people then no power will be able to stop it. PPP has always fought for the rights of poor growers, labourers and common people.

Responding to questions by the media persons, Chairman PPP said that his party will support the struggle started by Maulana Fazalur Rehman for
democratic rights, the PPP will deliberate on the question of dharna. The government is running the Parliament by a speaker operating by a key
where the production orders of members are not issued and public interest issues are not discussed. He said that his personal five bills
are pending in the Parliament so it is possible that PPP will also be pushed to take the streets and take extreme action. It is right of every
citizen that he will be tried in the same jurisdiction where the alleged crime was committed but without any precedents the cases of our
leadership have been transferred to Rawalpindi. It is ironic that the first judge in our trial is the same video judge of PML(N). ISI should
have not involved itself in our case and I have said this thing at every available forum. Our third generation is being dragged in Rawalpindi.
What is the special about Rawalpindi that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged in this city, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was
assassinated in this city and now the cases of PPP leadership are being trialed in the same city. PPP will not support any undemocratic power.
The government has come to power through rigged elections, budget was passed through rigging and now they want to elect Deputy Speaker by
rigging. The law says that the election of Deputy Speaker should be held in the same session in which he was de-seated.

Responding a question he said that discussions with other political parties are continued and we think that election reforms are essential
before the next elections. The PPP stand had always been that the Panama issue should have been resolved in the Parliament but unfortunately,
neither the PML(N) nor the PTI supported us.