PM 'undermining parliament': Bilawal


By Uzma Farooq
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “undermining the parliament”, saying that opposition had no choice but to take to the streets.
Referring to the Azadi March by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) in a media talk, he said: “If you do not make the parliament functional, democratic forces will be forced to take to the streets.” When asked about his father, PPP C0-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, whose judicial remand was extended by an accountability court earlier in the day, Bilawal said the former president had in the past remained in jail for 11 years without a conviction but had “never compromised on his principles”.
“Regardless of the arrests [of our party leaders], we will not compromise on the 1973 Constitution or the 18th Amendment,” he declared. The lawmaker said that the “tadeeli sarkar” (regime of change) had failed.
“Insha Allah their problems will be solved, but this is a very bad precedent that the people are approaching general headquarters instead of the parliament,” he said.