Wanted PM Imran to address Parliament, would have said we are with him: Bilawal Bhutto

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke on the floor of the National Assembly on Thursday, saying he did not share some of the opposition members criticism of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation.


“I expected him [PM Imran] to deliver a speech today along the lines of what he said yesterday and for me to say Qadam barhao Imran Khan hum tumharay saath hai [we are with you],” Bilawal said.

Bilawal’s statement came after PPP leader Khursheed Shah was critical of the prime minister’s address to the nation saying his body language was aggressive. Shah’s sentiment was echoed by PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict in Asiya Bibi Case is constitutional.

Addressing to the nation today, the prime minister denounced the use of foul language against judges and army general General Qamar Javed Bajwa by few radical quarters inciting violence.

Furthermore, the premier Imran Khan asserted that due to the efforts put by the government the caricature contest was withdrawn by the Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.

“For the first time the European Court of Human Rights upheld that it is not freedom of expression to disrespect Prophet Muhamamd(PBUH),” said the PM.

He warned “few rogue elements” to not use abusive, threatening words against the army chief and judges further stating that Pakistan’s law is subservient to Quran and Sunnah.

“The state will come into act if any loss to property, life is damaged,” asserted the PM.


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