My family and people of Balochistan share the same pain, says Bilawal Bhutto

I understand the pain of the people of Balochistan because my family and the Baloch people have passed through such tragedies: Chairman PPP



QUETTA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has said that if his demands were not accepted, he would campaign for early elections in the country and start a long march against corruption.

Talking to media in Quetta on Sunday, the PPP chairman announced to hold a big public meeting at the border of Southern Punjab and Sindh.

Bilawal Bhutto, who visited Civil Hospital to inquire about the health of those injured in the police training college, said he understands the pain of people of Balochistan because his family and the Baloch people have passed through such tragedies.Civil Hospital to inquire about the health of those injured in the police training college, said he understands the pain of people of Balochistan because his family and the Baloch people have passed through such tragedies.

The PPP chairman was in tears as he visited victims of the Quetta police academy attack at Civil Hospital. Over 60 people were killed last week when three heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed the police academy.

Bilawal recounted how “BB came here to Balochistan for election campaign despite being warned about security risks”.

“My family and the people of Balochistan share the same pain,” he said. “I am no ordinary politician. I am the son of BB. I am a victim of this terrorism.”

He said despite judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the death of his two uncles and assassination of his mother Benazir Bhutto, they raised slogan of “Pakistan Khappay”.

“I met people inside. Ten are injured and recovering. They said their treatment is underway. But that they can get better treatment in Karachi. In my personal capacity I will see that they get help from the Sindh government.”

When asked about the protest being launched by Imran Khan, Bilawal said that the present situation is beneficial for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he wants Imran Khan to continue his plan and the Panama Leaks is put at the back burner. He said if his four demands were not accepted, he would announce next course of action on December 27.

Speaking about the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Bilawal said, “Imran Khan’s problem and habit is… he is a puppet and the strings are in someone else’s hands.”

“Unfortunately, he is not the professional and legend that he used to be. Without support, without the umpire’s signal, he cannot start a movement.”legend that he used to be. Without support, without the umpire’s signal, he cannot start a movement.”

The PPP chairman said it was his first visit to Balochistan and pointed out that his security personnel were asking him to leave the venue. He said the country needed consensus against terrorists who have been killing people in Balochsitan, Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochsitan.

PPP demands resignation of Ch Nisar over his failure to implement NAP

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Saturday sought the resignation from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan over what they termed his failure to implement the National Action Plan (NAP).

PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar, in a press conference following a party meeting, said: “Law and order situation in Pakistan is the result of non-implementation of NAP and the interior ministry has miserably failed to stop the activities of banned outfits.”

“Chaudhry Nisar should resign over his failure to implement NAP. If he does not resign by himself, then the prime minister should ask for his resignation,” he added.

While referring to a meeting between the interior minister and heads of banned outfits, Babar said: “Nisar met with leaders of banned outfit which is against NAP. He [Nisar Ali Khan] has lost all the moral grounds to remain as the country’s interior minister.”

Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, while talking to media, condemned the crackdown on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s workers in Islamabad.

“We [PPP] condemn police storming the youth convention of PTI and baton charge of youth.”

While commenting on the sacking of Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed, Ahsan said, “Asking for resignation from information minister exhibits that Nawaz Sharif has lost his grip and now it will be difficult for the government to get the momentum back.”

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari felicitates Hindus on Deewali

KARACHI, Oct 29: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended Diwali greetings to the Hindus all over the world and appreciated the announced gesture of Pakistani Hindus for scaling down the festivities in the country in order to express solidarity with the martyrs of Quetta Police Training College terrorist attack.
In a message on the eve of Diwali being celebrated across the world on Sunday, the PPP Chairman said that Diwali festival traditionally symbolizes with the victory of good over evil and we need to understand the very essence of the festival and pray for the defeat of all kinds of evil in the whole world.
He said that PPP has always extended all out support to the minority community to observe their religious rituals and festivals with full freedom as there was no discrimination allowed in our country on the basis of caste, freed, ethnicity or religion.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his Party was true heir of the ideology and commitment of the founding fathers of Pakistan and its leaders and former elected Prime Ministers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto laid down their lives along with thousands of Jiyalas and supporters for this ideology. Providing legal and constitutional protection to the Non-Muslim citizens remains the key part of this ideology.
PPP Chairman further said that he was glad to hear that Hindu community will hold special prayers on the occasion of Diwali for the martyrs of Quetta terrorist attack and prosperity and progress of Pakistan.

Former President Asif Ali Zardari Felicitates Hindus on Deewali


Islamabad October 30, 2016: former President Asif Ali Zardari has greeted the Hindus on the occasion of Deewali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony for promoting the cause of peace in the country and in the region.
I wish to extend on my behalf and on behalf of the Pakistan People’s Party heartiest greetings to the Hindus on the occasion of Deewali, he said in his message.
On this occasion we also reiterate our commitment to fight religious apartheid and promote interfaith harmony in the country and everywhere.
The PPP respects and upholds the UN Resolution calling for interfaith harmony. It reaffirms its commitment to safeguard the rights of all minorities in accordance with the teachings of the founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the founder of the Party Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
On this occasion I wish to reiterate that the Hindus, indeed all minorities, of Pakistan are equal citizens of the state and entitled to equal rights, the former President said.