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Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the violence in Lahore and other parts of the country

ISLAMABAD, April 19: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the violence in Lahore and other parts of the country. He expressed grief over the loss of lives, including those of our policemen and civilians, as the direct result of the PTI government’s inability to handle the situation peacefully.
Responding to the situation in the country, the PPP Chairman said that the shedding of human blood and incitement to violence was never the answer to any situation because history informs us that violence only begets more violence. “The real fight is about fighting against  the root of the festering problem, not in just responding to the symptoms. Why has the selected government not bothered to implement the National Action Plan, or even discuss arising challenges in parliament, he added.
He pointed out that the tendency to foster and coddle pressure groups through instigating ethnic, religious and sectarian hatred had begun during Zia’s regime, to squeeze mainstream national political parties. This dictatorial tool continues to be used even today as an operational lever to reduce the salience and size of mainstream political parties, as more and more “Frankensteins” are being midwifed to curb the democratic aspirations of the people of Pakistan, he said. Chairman Bilawal added in the same context that is painfully clear that we have failed to understand that no one can consistently play with fire without getting burnt themselves.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his Party had been in the frontlines of resisting any discourse or action that promoted violence or extremism since its inception. For this the party and its leadership, including Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto has paid a heavy price. It is distressing therefore to witness how the “selected “ were allowed to attack government properties, occupy government offices in Islamabad and hold the government hostage since 2013. Today, the same modus operandi is being replicated to further destroy the system, he added.
The PPP Chairman said that he is very clear that the state is responsible for protecting people,  and a serial failure of the current selected regime to fulfill this responsibility has dragged the country into unprecedented chaos and anarchy, exposing both the population and state to risks that are incalculable.
He said that in any situation, the law must be the only factor to prevail and that to that effect all issues should be addressed through  constitutional mechanisms , instead of resort to more violence.
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Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s Secretary Brigadier (retd) Amanullah.

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, April 18: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s Secretary Brigadier (retd) Amanullah.
In his condolence message, the PPP Chairman paid homage to Brigadier (retd) Amanullah and said that he had played important role in the party during the difficult times of dictatorship.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his administrative skills and ideological loyalty were exemplary and the services of retired Amanullah will never be forgotten.
PPP Chairman prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

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Former President Zardari condoles the death of Brigadier Amanullah

Islamabad, 18 April 2021: Brigadier Retired Amanullah, Secretary to the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto passed away in Rawalpindi on Sunday, April 18.

Brigadier Amanullah served as the Secretary to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto from 1997 to 2007. Former President Asif Ali Zardari expressed grief over the demise of Brigadier Amanullah.

Asif Ali Zardari, expressing sympathy with the family of Brigadier Amanullah, said that in these hours of grief, the party and the party leadership are with the bereaved family.

Asif Ali Zardari prayed to Almighty Allah for grant of eternal peace to the departed soul, and strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

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Incompetent Prime Minister is the problem-Shazia Marri

Islamabad, 17 April 2021: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party, Shazia Atta Marri MNA has said that the problem is not in the cabinet but in the incompetent head of the cabinet and Imran Niazi’s incompetence is causing irreparable damage to the country.

Shazia Marri in a statement has said that the people are feeling insecure financially and security wise. The selected government is putting the country’s economic sovereignty at stake. State Bank of Pakistan will not be handed over to IMF under any circumstances, vowed Shazia Marri.

Secretary Information PPP said that Imran Niazi promoted extremism for the sake of his politics and today we are confronted with the consequences. Imran Niazi’s incompetent government must be removed to save Pakistan from further threats, Shazia Marri concluded.

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Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned violence in different parts of country during last three days

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, April 14: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned violence in different parts of country during last three days, in which two policemen among seven people were killed in different incidents.

In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that this kind of violence, ransacking, vendalizing public and private properties and mob-attacks on policemen could not be allowed to go unchecked. Those responsible must be dealt with in accordance to the law, and the govt cannot be allowed to abdicate its responsibility.

This week’s naked violence shows that the selected regime has dragged the country into a deadly quagmire, where no one is safe, he said . Under the PTI regime, even the police seems to be in need of protection, as the govt has abandoned the people.

PPP expressed sympathised with the martyred policemen as well as the innocent people who lost their lives in violence in Punjab and other parts of the country and stressed for best possible medical facilities to those wounded.

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Faisal Karim Kundi felicitates Shahbaz Sharif on his release on bail

Islamabad, 14 April 2021: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party, Faisal Karim Kundi has extended felicitation to the opposition leader in the National Assembly on his release on bail.

Kundi in his statement also reminded that the former opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah is incarcerated since 18 September 2019 and still deprived of the right of bail.

Faisal Karim Kundi said that if any PPP leader gets relief from the courts, hue and cry is made and the relief is termed as a deal. We hope that the courts will also give the right of bail to Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah like Shahbaz Sharif. Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah is still languishing in prison despite being ill and NAB has failed to prove any allegation against him.

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Senator Taj Haider said “Unbelievable that the Council of Common Interest could validate a massive fraud in the shape of Census 2017 against the right of people of Sindh to be counted correctly”

Islamabad, 13 April 13, 2021: “Unbelievable that the Council of Common Interest could validate a massive fraud in the shape of Census 2017 against the right of people of Sindh to be counted correctly”, said Senator Taj Haider Member PPP Core Committee in a Press Statement issued today against the validation of the provisional figures of Census by the CCI.

Senator Taj Haider reminded that all parties of the Senate had signed an agreement for a recount in 5% population blocks and the correction of the Census figures.  This agreement also bears the signatures of Senator Azam Swati who at that time was Parliamentary leader of the PTI.

The agreement of all leaders of parliamentary parties of the Senate to correct Census figures concluded with the then Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khakan Abbasi in chair was a trick played against Sindh by the PML (N) government in order to get the 24th Amendment passed. The present Government instead of implementing that agreement is promising fresh census in 2023 which is yet another deception. No one in his right mind can trust this Government.  Sindh is not prepared to be deceived twice on the same issue. This Government has come to power through an electoral fraud and its record shows that it wants to perpetuate every fraud against the people of Pakistan.

In spite of the Chief Minister Sindh reminding the other CCI members again and again that migrants from other provinces into Sindh had been counted in the fraudulent Census in their original provinces and not in Sindh, the CCI opted for the first time in history to take decisions with majority vote and not by consensus.

The real population of Sindh counted in different surveys by internationally accepted de-facto method is around 62 million and not 47 million as counted by the anti-Sindh de-jure method. The loss of representation and divisible resources due to this fraud can never be ignored or forgotten by the people of Sindh. Even livestock animals are counted correctly, why not us Sindhis?

Senator Taj Haider pointed out that going back on written and signed agreements between the Provinces cuts at the roots of the Federation which is a much greater loss for all those who have been struggling for the strengthening of the Federation. Let everyone know that Pakistan People’s Party shall not take this injustice lying down. The Senator appealed every patriotic Pakistani and specially those who had signed the All Parties Agreement for the correction of Census figures to condemn this injustice and to join the PPP in its struggle against this fascist Government.

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Faisal Karim Kundi’s rejoinder to Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Islamabad, 13 April 2021: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party, Faisal Karim Kundi in a reaction to the media talk of Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that if Maulana wants reconciliation then he should tell us who wanted to club the resignations with the long march and who is responsible for not complying with the action plan of the PDM.

In a statement Kundi said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman had usurped the opposition leader position in the 2002 assembly despite the fact that the majority in the opposition was of the PPP. He said that Maulana should not turn a political alliance of PDM into a political party. The rules of a political party cannot be rules for the political alliance.

Kundi said that it is ironic that Maulana is unaware that after issuing show cause to the PPP and the ANP, it was leaked to the media and the public. He said that the majority party has the right to bring its own member as the opposition leader in the National Assembly and the Senate. The PPP had supported PML-N for opposition leader in the National Assembly because PML-N had the majority of opposition members. PML-N already holds two important positions, that of leader of the opposition and chairman Public accounts committee. Now the PML-N cannot grab every opposition position and dictate other opposition political parties. Why are PML-N and JUI not resigning now, he asked.

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PPP challenges opposition parties who wanted to resign should do so now

Islamabad, 12 April 2021: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Shazia Atta Marri has in a response to the statement of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that in politics commando actions do not work that attack and run away. This is not the principle of politics. She asked that is the PDM is a company which issues show cause notices?

Shazia Marri said that alliances are made on equal basis and there is no party senior than the other. Alliances are based on equality. She said that whoever wants to resign should do so now. The PPP will not leave the selected government and will continue to oppose this selected government.

In a separate statement the Information Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party, Faisal Karim Kundi has said that whatever the PDM has achieved in the bye-elections is due to the vision of the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and whatever harm has been inflicted on the opposition alliance is due to Maulana Fazlur Rehman and that PML-N. If the resignations were tendered on the demands of the two, then it would have been a political suicide. The real conspiracy against PDM was to club the resignations with the long march. Those characters should be exposed who wanted this.

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President Zardari condoles the death of IA Rehman

Islamabad, 12 April 2021: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Asif Ali Zardari has expressed deep sorrow and shock over the demise of human rights activist IA Rehman and said that the country and the nation have lost a man who struggled for democracy and humanity.

He was a strong voice for the rights of the people. IA Rehman was an acclaimed journalist who spoke on democracy and people’s rights with his pen. Today, with the demise of IA Rehman, the effective voice for human rights and freedom of expression has been silenced forever. The country and the nation will never forget the services of IA Rehman. The PPP leadership and activists share in the grief of IA Rehman’s family. Asif Ali Zardari prayed for grant of eternal peace to the departed soul and strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.