Bilawal says PPP wants democratic transfer of power


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said that his party wanted democratic transfer of power and completion of the current government’s tenure.
Addressing press conference on PPP’s golden jubilee here, the PPP chairman said that the country’s political situation had deteriorated.
While commenting on the Faizabad operation, Bilawal said that there was an abject surrender of state, freedom of press was strangled. He requested all the forces involved in the incident to let democracy continue.
Such conditions prove to be “very demoralising” for the youth especially, he remarked, adding, “we [the youth] are dejected by the politicians and the opposition.”
When asked about the general elections, Bilawal said that PPP is hoping that the elections are held on time. However, he remarked that the census process was quite “controversial.”
“The people of FATA are quite upset [with the census], about nine million people are missing from census in Sindh,” he said.
He said that there is democracy in Pakistan because of PPP. The country became a nuclear power due to the efforts of PPP, he remarked, adding that the party will also give the country a young prime minister.
On PPP completing 50 years, Bilawal said that this is not just an opportunity for celebration but introspection as well. “We have to see what our weaknesses have been and learn from our mistakes.”
Alongside, the party members must also focus on the ways they can make deceased party leaders such as Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto proud, he remarked.
Bilawal said that the celebrations won’t continue for just one day rather it will be an year long process. “We will hold a rally in Islamabad’s Parade Ground on December 5,” he said, adding that PPP will hold different conferences in different cities throughout the year.


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