Islamabad, 3 March 2021: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with the Senator elect Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani held a press conference at Zardari House Islamabad and said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should now resign honorably as not only the people of Pakistan but his own members have deserted him. He thanked all the parties in the PDM for supporting Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that this is a new era in Pakistan’s democratic journey. I am going to meet the Opposition Leader Mian Shahbaz Sharif too. This election isn’t only about one seat because all of Pakistan has voted for this seat. Imran Khan now should resign. Imran Khan and PTIMF’s failed economic policy has been rejected by the national assembly. We will decide ourselves when to use then option of no confidence motion. Responding to a question regarding the next step that is to be taken, Chairman PPP said that we will decide everything together in the PDM. Responding to another question regarding neutrality of the establishment he said that I think what is the most important is that we have won. PDM has won through the votes of the members of Pakistan’s assemblies. They say that Imran Khan was a big sportsman, and in sports you have an honorable and dishonorable defeat, so I think Imran Khan should not throw such tantrums.
Chairman PPP said that if you are not in the battlefield to begin with, winning is not even in question. I thank PDM and am grateful to my party members who have supported us, and have succeeded in doing so. We want the supremacy of democracy and for every institution to do its own job, when an institution will do another’s work then there will be issues.
Regarding difficulties faced by the people Chairman Bilawal said Pakistani people understand that the burden they’re carrying right now, in the form of power, utility bills and essential commodities, is because of Imran Kahn’s incompetence. Our goal right now is for this puppet government to go home so that people can be provided with some relief. This government, till now, has only tortured the people.
As far as resignation is concerned, the whole PDM had a consensus that they would provide the resignations of all their members before the start of this year to the party leadership and we have done that. We have contested in the elections together, and we will be united in the future as well. PPP knows that elections are rigged, and we know that losing and winning is a part of it, but we should also have an equal playing field for everyone. We believe that if there is an even playing field, the Pakistani people can elect representatives who are able to solve their issues. If the night before the election, your opponent tries to get your candidate disqualified, you already expect their loss which is apparent by their desperate efforts, as they are propaganda experts.