LAHORE, December 5: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that PML-N had been winning elections under an NRO with terrorists and the recent nexus between them has been exposed again recently in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
PPP Chairman was addressing the PPP workers from Gilgit-Baltistan at Party’s 49th Foundation Day celebrations being held at Bilawal House, Lahore. Today was reserved for PPP workers from GB.
“PML-N and its Interior Minister were applying and exploiting NAP for political targets and victimization instead targeting terrorists. Chaudhry Nisar wept over the killing of Hakeemullah Mehsud and started abusing NAP against Dr Asim and Ayyan Ali,” he stated.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that it was only his family, Party and the Jawans who were fighting the terrorists and embracing martyrdoms while all others are doing politics only over NAP and terrorism policy.
He pointed out that PML-N fielded terrorists against his Party in Gilgit-Baltistan elections and blamed PML-N of hiding its extremism behind the clean-shaven faces. “We have Bhutto power and they have Zia power. We had defeated Zia. We defeated Musharraf. PPP have defeated Nawaz Sharif several times and will defeat him again in 2018 general elections,” he added.
PPP, he said, has again jumped into the fielding riding the change and Shaheed Bibi’s son wants to introduce in the Party and Bilawal Bhutto is here in Lahore to grab back the democratic space in the Punjab.
PPP Chairman said that CPEC was an idea of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto while President Asif Ali Zardari transformed into a vision by handing over Gwadar Port to China.
Speaking on the occasion, former Governor of GB Qamaruz Zaman Kaira said that elections in AJK and GB were stolen by the PML-N government through massive rigging and demanded that elections in all the four provinces, AJK and GB should be held simultaneously.
He further said that it was Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who abolished Sardari system in GB and empowered the common man but Nawaz Sharif has restored Sardars and pushed back the poor masses.
Former Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mehdi Shah said that people of his area got their legitimate rights only while PPP in power and pledged that PPP would also give provincial status to GB region. He pointed out that President Asif Ali Zardari silently laid foundation of CPEC and warned PML-N government that masses of Gilgit-Baltistan won’t allow CPEC to pass from their area if their rights in the project were not ensured.
Earlier, PPP GB President Amjad Hussain adorned Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with traditional Gilgit cap and Choga.
Former Prime Ministers Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshed Shah, former Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Senator Sherry Rehman and others were also present on the occasion where traditional music tunes and songs from GB were also played.