By Dr.Abdul Razak Shaikh,
On Saturday 30th November 2019, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing a mammoth public gathering at Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir Said that Imran Khan is a failed selected prime minister, who talks about democracy and freedom of expression in Kashmir, but at home he tries to destroy democracy and the media.
The Foundation Day event was held in K.H. Khurshid Stadium in the heart of the Azad Kashmir capital to issue a fresh reminder of the fact that PPP was founded on the issue of Kashmir. A sizeable number of women were among the charged gathering that kept on chanting pro-Bhutto slogans during the event.
Imran Khan has also miserably failed to advocate Kashmir issue around the world. PPP has put Kashmir issue as its main agenda and will never compromise on Kashmir. PPP will never surrender to the demands of the right to self determination of Kashmiris.
Imran Khan saying that Modi is an activist of RSS and a follower of Hitler. May I ask, wasn’t he an RSS activist and Hitler’s follower when you were giving missed calls to him?
The PPP chief said Modi was not only a threat to regional and global peace but also to India itself. Several generations in India will harvest the fallout of Modi’s prejudices and idiocy.
Selected prime minister Imran Khan calls himself an ambassador of Kashmiris, but what kind of ambassador is this who has neither himself visited nor sent any delegation to a single country and who could not table a resolution in favour of Kashmiris at any international forum amid the ongoing Kashmir crisis.
The PPP chairman said that the people, journalism and politics were not free in Pakistan. He said no legislation had been done for people in assemblies. Terrorists’ interviews are allowed to be aired but the interview of former president Zardari is not allowed to air. This government has taken employment from the people and price-hike has made the lives of people hell. The economy of the country has been surrendered to international financial institutions.
Investors have no trust in this failed government that has also failed to collect taxes. We are an agricultural country but our producers are reducing. This is the failure of this government because this is an anti-agriculture government.
Bilawal Bhutto said that bailouts were for billionaires but there was no support price for growers, no facilities for the students and young people in this government. He said that Pakistan could not afford any more experiments.
Selected will have to go if we want a progressive and prosperous Pakistan.
The PPP chairman said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is the true ambassador of Kashmiris who had vowed to fight for them for one thousand years.Contrarily, our selected prime minister is reluctant to wage a war. If he is ready to strike a deal on Kashmir, it does not mean we have also agreed to a retreat. I want to assure Kashmiris that we will fight your case and let the whole world know that any deal on Kashmir is unacceptable. Bilawal also alleged that the PTI government was hell bent upon destroying even those projects which were the lifeline of the country such as China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had laid the basis of Pakistan’s relationship with China which was further strengthened by Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, the views of Chairman PPP. He said PPP not only gave the unanimous Constitution of 1973 but it had also devolved powers to the provinces through the 18th Amendment.
What kind of democracy is this in Pakistan that neither the people nor democracy, nor journalism is free? What kind of democracy is this where parliament is locked and the presidency has been turned into an ordinance factory, Said Mr.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
He said the PTI government had also failed on other fronts and since its inception hardly any sector had escaped deterioration.Chairman PPP said that if we fail to develop our employment and businesses, perhaps we will never be able to get rid of International Monetary Fund ( IMF).Our economy will remain hostage to foreign forces which will always exploit our economic weakness in their interests.
PPP chairman said it was imperative to widen the tax base but not the way the PTI government was trying to, by threatening and coercing people, who did not trust the government and who did not know where their money would be spent.You cannot collect tax from the business community by dubbing them thieves and dacoits. In order to widen your tax base, you ought to create a positive and conducive environment, the way we have done in Sindh.
The PPP chief said if the PTI government was sincere in its claims of making a unified Pakistan, it will have to rethink how long it will keep those institutions out of the tax net which are not supposed to do business but are the biggest of all business groups.He alleged that the PTI government was giving relief to the rich and burdening the poor.They are committing economic slaughter of every segment of society. What kind of Pakistan is it where a subsidy is being withdrawn from the farmers and where there is no increase in minimum wages and pensions for the elderly?
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto highlighted the major issues of country and focus of Speech was Kasmir issue, Which was raised by their Quaid Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The PPP chairman announced that the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be observed in Rawalpindi where both father and daughter were snatched from the people.