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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Imran regime cannot survive a single day without illegitimate support from establishment

KARACHI, December 29: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) has endorsed all decisions and action plan of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) including submission of resignations of Assembly members to the Party leadership and stressed that the present incompetent, incapable, illegitimate and corrupt government should be challenged at every forum and every political weapon should be used against it.

The PPP Chairman expressed these views while addressing a press conference following the meeting of his party’s Central Executive Committee at Bilawal House and added that the CEC had also ratified the decision of the PDM to collect resignations by December 31.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardarui that the PTI regime has dragged the country to worst-ever economic quagmire in the region with negative growth rate and unprecedented inflation trailing far behind even from Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Root-cause the sufferings of people of Pakistan is the illegitimate support of the establishment to the PTI regime and its interference in politics, he said adding that PDM struggle was heading to genuine democracy, he added.

He said that the selected regime should be politically attacked from all sides including roads, assemblies, Senate and courts. The resignations are an atom bomb, it has not been decided when they will be used, it has just been decided that the members of the assembly will submit their resignations to their respective leadership by December 31. If we contest the Senate elections together, we can win, but the final decision will be by consensus of the PDM, he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that now is the time for Imran Khan to resign and go home. If the selected PM does not go himself, we will send him home. Establishment interference in domestic politics must be stopped as we believe that PTI government cannot sustain even for a single day if it is deprived of the illegitimate support of the establishment, he stated.

The PPP Chairman said that the CEC has decided that the Party would make direct contact with labourers, farmers, students, doctors, lady health workers and lawyers’ organizations, including Pakistan Steel Mills and PIA workers. Because unless we fight together, we will not succeed. He said that the issue of census is in fact a matter of concern in the whole country where injustices have been committed against the provinces. PPP position on this issue has been clear from day one. All parties that are openly talking against the census results will be contacted to work together and the same issue will also be raised in the PDM forum.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the CEC meeting has also condemned the occupation of the islands by PTI government, and will liaise with the parties which are already protesting on this issue, and we will resist together with them. He further said that the meeting strongly condemned the rigging in the recent elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and demanded that immediate steps be taken to ensure fair and transparent elections in the future including in the upcoming general elections of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK).

The PPP Chairman said that his Party’s CEC had also strongly condemned the atrocities against the people in occupied Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupying forces and called upon the international community to play its due role.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also strongly condemned the arrest of PML-N leader Khawaja Asif and said that this act of revenge was against the security and stability of Pakistan adding that we want across the board accountability of all instead of an accountability aimed at political engineering and victimisation.

Earlier, the PPP Central Executive Committee met at Bilawal House, co-chaired by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PPP Parliamentarian President Asif Ali Zardari. During the meeting, organizational matters, including the overall political situation in the country were discussed and future course of action was worked out.