ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Tuesday that the country could not survive without democracy.
Addressing a large PPP rally in Islamabad, the Bhutto scion lashed out at the government and paid tribute to his mother, Benazir Bhutto and grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
“Whenever rights were usurped, PPP raised the flag of rebellion,” he said.
Bilawal said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had provided the country with a unified constitutions which was still functioning in the country. He said that Bhutto had refused to bow his head before a dictator while Benazir had spoken out against Musharraf’s hypocritical policies.
“The entire resources of the country were in the hands of 22 families before Zulfikar Ali Bhutto recovered them,” he said. “Bhutto also brought back 90,000 prisoners of war from India.”
Bilawal lashed out at Nawaz Sharif, accusing him of amending the constitution to become Amir-ul-Momineen.
He accused General Zia-ul-Haq of usurping the rights of women in the name of Islam and stated that he had promoted terrorism in the country as well.
Paying tribute to the founding members of PPP, Bilawal said that people and went but the caravan never changed its discourse.
Story first published: 5th December 2017