Bilawal warns against election power play

Bilawl Bhutto

NOWSHERA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has advised senior politicians not to rely on the administration to contest elections.

Addressing a public rally in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he advised senior politicians not to contest elections based on administrative influence. He suggested that those who have been in politics for 70 years should contest elections based on their manifestos. “If given the opportunity to serve, the PPP is ready to address poverty and unemployment.”

He said that the dedicated Jiyalas of the PPP have consistently stood by the party, and the supporters in Nowshera have shown unwavering support.

“The activists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have awakened, they are not shying away from the upcoming elections, rather, they are demanding elections,” he said.

Bilawal emphasized that Pakistan is facing numerous challenges, including terrorism and economic issues. “Once again, the specter of terrorism looms over the country, and unprecedented hatred and division in society are evident. The resolution to security, economic, and democratic issues lies solely with the PPP, which prioritizes the nation over personal interests,” he said.

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He asserted that transparent and fair elections were imperative to address the challenges. He urged the chief justice and the Chief Election Commissioner to ensure fair and transparent elections.

“The PPP workers will strive for transparent elections. If elections do not yield a clear result, the elected government will not be able to solve the country’s problems,” he said.

Bilawal appealed to political leaders not to waste their past efforts for an election. “The PPP represents the people, and their commitment extends beyond winning elections. The party fought for workers’ rights, ensuring fair wages for labourers,” he said.

The PPP chairman acknowledged the contributions of Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, emphasizing his focus on the people’s expectations.

He expresses skepticism about accepting decisions made by others on behalf of the people, highlighting the importance of people’s decisions.

Without naming former prime minister Imran Khan, Bilawal said an individual who once enthusiastically sent others to jail now himself incarcerated in jail. He suggested that theimprisonment might bring enlightenment.

He said when in power, they forget the constitution but when remember it once they are out.

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