PPP Foundation Day: Bilawal vows to resist any move to privatize PIA, Steel Mills


KARACHI: Brushing aside the impression that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has deviated from its ideology, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday even dictators have not succeeded in doing so during the last four decades.


Addressing a rally in Malir in connection with PPP’s foundation day, Bilawal Bhutto said the party was founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to wake up the poor.

Bilawal added Bhutto laid the foundation of PPP when Pakistan’s interests were being sold after a war that the country had already won.

PPP chairman further added his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became voice of Allama Muhammad Iqbal by laying foundation of the PPP and raising voice for the laborers.

He urged the laborers, peasants, and poor to unite against the forces of oppression. Bilawal said he wants to send a message to those who have hatched conspiracies against the PPP since its inception that an ideology could not be eliminated.

The PPP chairman said his party was waging a war against terrorism and would continue doing so till the elimination of the last terrorists on Pakistan’s soil. He said anybody who supports the violent elements is a traitor.

“If you support me, I will stand by with you like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto,” he said.

In a message to the federal government, he said his party would resist any move on part of the government to privatize the PIA, Steel Mills or other national institutions.