Bilawal Bhutto urges veteran politicians to step aside, advocates youth leadership

Bilawal Bhutto

CHITRAL: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP),Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari called on experienced politicians to retire, making way for the youth to lead the country.

According to, he emphasised that the younger generation, constituting 70 per cent of the population, possesses the capability and passion to guide the nation towards modernisation and navigate it through current challenges.

During the address, Bilawal highlighted Pakistan’s abundant resources and significant growth potential. However, he criticised the existing leadership, predominantly comprised of elderly politicians, for impeding national progress, lacking vision, and prioritising personal agendas over the welfare of the country.

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Without explicitly naming individuals, Bilawal suggested that veteran politicians should take a break in their farmhouses or madrassas, acknowledging their misalignment with modern times.

Addressing the performance of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government, Bilawal asserted that it had failed, attributing the failure to his party’s allies seeking revenge against political rivals rather than addressing critical economic and foreign policy issues.

Bilawal highlighted the developmental achievements of the PPP in Sindh during its rule, claiming that the province had experienced more progress than others.

He cited the healthcare system’s alignment with international standards, with Karachi’s facilities being accessed nationwide.

The PPP chairman promised significant initiatives, including the construction of two lakh houses for flood victims and tax-free zones for Malakand Division and tribal districts if the PPP is elected to power.

Bilawal Bhutto also pledged increased subsidies for Chitralis on wheat prices and a special development package for the region, focusing on infrastructure development.

In advocating for the PPP, Bilawal expressed hope that the party’s past performance and character would resonate with the electorate.

He urged the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to vote for the PPP in the upcoming elections, stressing the potential collaboration between the provincial and central governments for seamless development.

Meanwhile, the gathering featured speeches by former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, PPP KP President Mohammad Ali Shah, and local leaders Salim Khan and Amirullah Khan.

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