PDM never asked for NRO, wants to restore democracy: Bilawal

Nawaz Sharif

The Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had never asked for relief, and that it was instead seeking democracy, level playing field, and an end to unemployment, inflation and poverty. He said the government only brought up the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) when it had no answer to the PDM’s criticism but the people could clearly see through these tactics.

According to details, the PPP Chairman has made these remarks while addressing a press conference in Thatta on Sunday after offering condolences to the family of the late Aijaz Ali Shah Shirazi, former advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister. CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Provincial Ministers Nasir Hussain Shah, Suhail Anwar Sial and other PPP leaders and legislators were also present on the occasion.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that any option of dialogue at national level is only possible when the current anti-people and illegitimate puppet Prime Minister steps down adding that Imran Khan wants only to save his seat. He said that the only platform for the national dialogue would be the Parliament, but before that the anti-people Prime Minister would have to resign, so that political solutions could be found.

While criticizing the Federal government, he said that every section of the country, including farmers, laborers, small traders, students and doctors, were fed up with the present government, which was unable to send their children to school or provide them with medicines. People have to bear the brunt of the inflation and unemployment situation only because of incompetent and incapable puppet Prime Minister.

The PPP Chairman further stated that the PM should go who could not increase the salaries and pensions of the people and reduce the inflation even in electricity and gas bills. The people should have the opportunity to choose someone who can solve their problems because Imran Khan has dragged the country’s economy into shambles as our growth rate has fallen negative and below than Bangladesh and Afghanistan’s, he added.

Bilawal said that the PTI government has announced more concessions for the construction and other mafias and there are bailout packages worth billions of rupees for the rich, but it is not ready to do anything for the poor.

On the occasion, the PPP Chairman also strongly condemned the brutal killing of coal miners in Balochistan and demanded that the government ensure the safety of the workers and start implementing the National Action Plan, which the present government has completely forgotten.

“Ever since the current government came to power, we have seen big terrorists fleeing from custody. Such tragic incidents would not have happened if the Prime Minister and Interior Minister had fulfilled their responsibilities instead of making noise against the PDM,” he added.