Bilawal demands change in foreign policy owing to tensions on all borders

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday stated that the government had no foreign policy as there were tensions on all borders of Pakistan. Bilawal said that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif served as the country’s premier thrice, adding that the PM had no excuse regarding the absence of the country s Foreign Minister.


While addressing a press conference, PPP Chairman said that the time has come to work on the country’s foreign policy, adding that the government was responsible for the persisting tensions on the borders.

Bilawal said that he had reservations over the unconstitutional move stated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, further stating that democracy shall be made to prevail as it was the best revenge. PPP Chairman said that he shall make efforts to carry on the works of his mother, Benazir Bhutto. He said that PPP’s reconciliatory policy was not only for PML-N but catered all political parties.

Bilawal said that he has been speaking about Kashmir ever since he entered politics, further stating that no political party backed his stance over the disputed territory. He said that the people of Kashmir were witnessing the foreign policy themselves.

“We gave sacrifices for Kashmir,” Bilawal said, and enquired from the PM that “how can he (the Prime Minister) ignore the cause of Kashmir?” He asked from PM Nawaz what he did regarding Kashmir if it was among his priorities.

While discussing about the upcoming Azad Kashmir elections, Bilawal said that PPP shall get the best out of things if the party would get a chance to contest the elections on a level playing field.

PPP Chairman intimidated that if the Azad Kashmir elections are rigged or if bloodshed takes place during the elections then the government shall have to deal with an even mightier sit-in as compared to that oragnised in 2014.

While talking about the Panama Leaks issue, Bilawal said that the matter was a massive corruption scandal that surfaced, further stating that if the names of the country’s leaders were in the Panama Papers then it was shameful. He said that those who termed Benazir Bhutto as corrupt were now being innocent.

“Those who criticise others should now answer about why the process of accountability has not taken place three months after the issue (Panama Papers) surfaced?” enquired Bilawal. PPP Chairman stated that those assuming the throne of Raiwind considered themselves clean, adding that the public intend to seek answers from the leaders.


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