PMLN leader apologises for controversial remarks on “Bhutto”


ISLAMABAD: Former lawmaker from the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN), Hanif Abbasi, has clarified his recent remarks regarding the performance of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and its iconic leader, Bhutto, following a wave of backlash and controversy.

Abbasi stated that his comments were specifically related to the performance of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and he extended an apology to anyone who may have been offended by his earlier statement.

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The controversy erupted when Hanif Abbasi criticized the People’s Party, stating that “Bhutto is no longer alive”. It is essential to note that the term “Bhutto” carries profound significance for the PPP leadership and its supporters, as it represents not only the party’s founder but also the core political ideology they uphold, emphasizing that the philosophy of Bhutto cannot be extinguished.

In a press interaction, the PMLN leader emphasized the greatness of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, acknowledging his role in laying the foundation of Pakistan’s nuclear program.

Furthermore, Hanif Abbasi expressed his regret that the philosophy of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had not been effectively translated into PPP’s practical performance.

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