Masses to decide fate of democracy: Bilawal

From Abid Usman
LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Wednesday expressed that people and politics are not free in Pakistan today, and the masses have to decide whether they want a democratic or puppet government.
Addressing a workers’ convention, he said that the puppet rulers are governing the country. He went on to say that cases are being registered against everyone including student unions who try to protest. “A person cannot even tweet in today’s Pakistan as he gets disappeared after doing so,” he said, and raised questions on the freedom in today‘s Pakistan.
PPP Chairman said that democracy, which does not allow speaking freely, and also not protecting human and economic rights, is not democracy but dictatorship. “We have never accepted a fake, puppet and dictatorial regime before, nor will we now,” he added.
The scion of Bhutto dynasty asserted that the country’s media was independent at one time but now the interview of terrorists and extremists can be broadcasted but not the former president’s. He added that they will give freedom to media after coming to power. Former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has summoned what it is being termed as an important meeting of the party at Bilawal House in Karachi on Wednesday.
Current political situation in the country, party affairs, performance of Sindh government and other issues will be discussed in the meeting, said sources. After receiving the message, various ministers of PPP left the Sind Assembly session in the meddle and rushed to the Bilawal House to attend the meeting.
Former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah likely to be given important role in the party, sources said and added that a large-scale reshuffle is also expected in the party. The PPP leadership will also evaluate the performance of the Sindh government during the meeting, the sources added.
Earlier on December 13, former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari who was out on bail on medical grounds was returned in Sindh, the airplane had landed in Karachi on Friday.