Pakistan

Pakistan is democratic because of PPP: Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that there is democracy in Pakistan because of PPP while addressing press conference on party’s golden jubilee on Thursday.
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.
Commenting on the country’s political situation, he said that the conditions had deteriorated.
“It was demoralising for my entire generation to see writ of the state erode, to see the abject surrender of the state, to see the rule of law made a mockery of, to see the freedom of press 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 political class, opposition parties and the government.”
The PPP chairperson also shared that the party wants the ruling party to complete its tenure. “We want a democratic transfer of power.”
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.
On PPP completing 50 years, Bilawal shared 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.