As political parties across Pakistan prepare for the upcoming general elections, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has called for giving the country’s youth a chance to take the reins of the country instead of “the to make the same person”. Prime Minister of the country for the fourth time,” Geo news reported on Saturday.
Addressing a workers’ congress in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as the party prepares for the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on February 8 next year, the former foreign minister said his party intends to introduce “new policies” as this “not the case” is “stuck in the past”.
Without naming names, the former foreign minister veiledly mocked Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) commander-in-chief Nawaz Sharif, saying that the people must pave the way for the younger generation to lead the country and not appoint someone to it The country’s ruler must elect the prime minister, who served as chairman three times.
Nawaz – who returned to Pakistan in October after ending his four-year self-imposed exile – faces an uncertain future regarding his possible participation in elections on legal grounds as he was barred from holding public office.
This is not the first time that the PPP leader has mocked the PML-N and the party’s possible prime ministerial candidate Nawaz. A day earlier, while addressing a workers’ congress in the CP’s Mardan, the former foreign minister decried traditional politics, calling it the country’s worst enemy and stressing the need to embrace a “new politics.”
“Those who claimed to represent the ‘sanctity of the election’ have shown their true colors and have become Pakistan’s ‘mehengai’.” [inflation] League” instead.
“They have no respect for it [public’s] ‘Poll’ […] They neither know how to serve the people nor how to govern [the country]Bilawal said.
Bilawal, without naming names, also mocked the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), saying, “Those who claimed to stand for change instead turned out to be agents of disaster.”
“Making a U-turn is a sign of a coward, not a leader,” he said, referring to Khan’s infamous justification for a change in political stance.
Responding to criticism over the PPP’s performance as part of the PML-N-led Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government, the PPP chief said that he was proud of his 16-month performance and was ready to contest the polls The Foreign Minister took part in his performance as a party.
“The PPP has better chances today.” [in February 8, 2024 polls] “which was not present in the 2013 and 2018 elections,” he said.