Bilawal sees daddy's bail in near future

By Makhdoom Shehryar Babar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that former president and party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is unwell and he can be granted bail on merit and on medical grounds.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Monday, he said that the All Parties Conference (APC) will be held in Islamabad on Tuesday (tomorrow), adding that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has not shared any plan with them. The PPP chairman further hoped that he (Fazlur Rehman) will share
the plans in the APC. Bilawal went on to say that the cases against Asif Zardari are false, adding that the Supreme Court will decide where the case would heard. He said, “We expect justice from the court.”
“The health of former president is in the hands of government’s doctors,” Bilawal said and added Zardari should be given facility of treatment from the personal doctor. To a question, he said that the government has given relief to the rich instead of poor, adding that the bailout package was given to the billionaires.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday decided to attend an all-parties conference called by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Nov 26, Tuesday.
The JUI-F chief had called the opposition moot last week to deliberate over the future course of action against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. According to a PPP spokesperson, the PPP chairman had decided to join the APC.  “A PPP delegation led by Bilawal will attend the conference,” said the spokesperson, adding that Bilawal hoped that Maulana Fazl will share his future plan with the other opposition leaders at the moot.
Fazl had telephoned opposition leaders, including Bilawal and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal, on Saturday and had invited them to attend the APC.
However, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz decided not to attend the APC, said reports.  The JUI-F chief recently held the ‘Azadi March’ series of protests, urging Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign, a demand rejected by the premier. The protest started with a days-long sit-in in the federal capital. The sit-in was eventually called off and the opposition parties, led by JUI-F, moved onto ‘Plan B’. However, the plan to block major thoroughfares of the country did not last long and the party then decided to approach the Election Commission of Pakistan.