Bilawal breaks into tears visiting injured police cadets in Quetta


QUETTA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the injured police cadets of the Quetta carnage at Civil Hospital on Sunday.

Talking to the media outside the hospital, Bilawal condemned the Oct 24 terrorist attack on the police training college in Quetta and said the government was to blame for its policy of harbouring ‘some terrorists’.

Mentioning his slain mother Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal broke down into tears, saying that the entire nation, including himself, was the victim of terrorism.

He added that his mother had visited Balochistan prior to her death and had also raised voice against the issue of ‘missing persons’ in the province.

The PPP chairman demanded resignation from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, saying that the minister met with the Taliban and had a photo session with them less than 48 hours after the Quetta attack.

“The Interior Minister remains silent whenever there is a need to condemn terrorism” Bilawal said, pointing out that no action had yet been taken against the Lal Masjid miscreants.

Bilawal, calling for the Interior Minister’s resignation, gave the government November 7 ultimatum to fulfill the party’s demand.

“Together we can root out terrorism from the country’s soil,” Bilawal vowed, adding that those murdering “the children of our nation” were “traitors and a security risk.”

Bilawal expressed his solidarity with the victims of the Quetta attack, which claimed lives of 61 security personnel and injured nearly 120, including several FC personnel. He announced that he personally, as well as the Sindh government, would try to help the injured as much as possible with their treatment costs.