Pakistan

Bilawal says will free Karachi from ‘Mustaqil Qaumi Musibat’

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his party will free Karachi from Mustaqil Qaumi Musibat while addressing a party rally at the Liaquatabad’s Tanki Ground.
Taking further jibe at the party’s arch-rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement, he said that the mandate of Karachi has always been hijacked by gun. “PPP is not the party of target killers, sector commanders, We didn’t run the city on directions from London. 
Bilawal said that if the MQM-founder is considered wrong for his politics so should be his associates.
“We were against the politics of MQM-founder from day one but those who couldn’t be of their leader how can they be yours. They may have left him but are still pursuing his politics.”
The PPP chairman appealed to the people of Karachi to vote him as even his party’s mandate stolen but he is still working for the city’s development.
The PPP chairman said that the MQM-PIB faction leader Farooq Sattar says that Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar is reluctant to be accountable for Rs5 billion. 
Bilawal said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is the pursuing the politics of hate introduced by the MQM leader. 
“Imran and MQM leader are a reflection of one another. Karachi was controlled by London and now Imran is planning to run the city from his residence Bani Gala.” he said. 
The PPP chairman taunted Imran for taking in his party fold Liaquat Jatoi.
“Imran has now taken a politician who is the only Sindh chief minister to be dismissed on corruption charges.”
The PPP chairman said that certain forces did not like the relationship between the people of the city and the party. “Seeds of hatred were put to stop PPP. You have seen what happened in last 30 last years,” he said. “Only those who love Karachi can resolve the issue of this city.”
Bilawal said that the party remembers its martyrs who were shot at their homes.
“Karachi is my home. No matter where I go Karachi is my introduction. We couldn’t tolerate lawlessness in the city. We brought peace in the city by launching Karachi Operation under Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah,” the PPP Chairman said. 
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the PPP established peace in the city without shedding the blood of innocents and the people of the metropolis will never forgive people who committed torched Baldia factory. 
“All developmental work of Karachi happened under the PPP-tenure,” he said. “People of Karachi should support PPP, we will serve them.”
Taking a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader he said that only the Bhuttoists can serve the people not Imran Khan. 
“Imran Khan is a cricketer, he should play cricket,” he said. 
Sindh CM said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif doesn’t even stay for a day in Karachi. 
Shah said that the PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto was born in Karachi and the party proudly takes ownership of the city. 
Party leader Sherry Rehman while addressing the rally said Liaquatabad had come a long way from the sound of firing to political slogans and songs.
“We are now exchanging love instead of bullets,” she said, adding that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s son had come to the city to bring progress and happiness to Karachi. 
Lashing out at the incumbent government, Sherry said the thieving government had looted the national exchequer and burdened the nation with a huge debt.      
According to the organisers, 30,000 chairs for party workers and supporters were set up along with a 120 by 40 feet stage at the rally ground. 
PPP Vice-President and Senate Opposition Leader Sherry Rehman visited the site to inspect the arrangements yesterday. Speaking to the media, she said the PPP will not let Karachi’s condition deteriorate any further. 
Bilawal is expected to address the rally around 6pm while the time for the rally to begin is 5.30pm. 
Sindh Police have chalked out a security and traffic plan for the rally. 
Police said officials of the Special Security Unit will be posted on the route and inside the venue while 2,100 district police personnel will be deployed to cover the event, including one SSP, five SPs and 10 DSPs.
Moreover, 100 female police officials have also been deployed for security duties. 
A total of 100 police pickups and five bulletproof vehicles will be patrolling around the site of the rally as well.