ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the PPP has rendered many sacrifices and the time has come to hold accountable the ones who have spilled our blood. He was addressing the All Parties Conference hosted by Pakistan Bar Council in Islamabad.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the state has martyred his family members one by one. He said that “first my grandfather Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged by a dictator and then my uncle Shahnawaz Bhutto was killed by poisoning him. The other uncle Mir Murtaza Bhutto was murdered in Karachi. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was murdered in the streets of Rawalpindi”.
He said that a lot many people who were with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto are here in this room and many those are here as well who were not with him. People who were against him are calling him Shaheed now. Similar is the case with Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who was called corrupt but now the very same people are declaring her a Shaheed.
The Chairman PPP said that even today character assassination is carried out on television channels but the PPP is still steadfast on its principles and manifesto. Whatever rights we have now in Pakistan are due to the sacrifices of the workers of PPP, he said.
He said that what kind of Riasat-e-Madina is this where a woman is gang raped on the motorway but the people who were responsible of giving her protection, started victim blaming. Now, the prime minister and other ministers have come in support of that police officer.
He said that 2.5 million people in Sindh are homeless because of floods and similar is the case in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit but there is no voice for them in the media.
The federal government of PPP in 2010 and 2011 had helped the flood victims by issuing them “Watan cards”.
It is unfortunate that no one is ready from the federal government to help them. He said that the bills were bulldozed in the joint session yesterday. The speaker was not ready to conduct the vote re-count. If this continues then we will have to consider that how long this Parliament will continue to be a rubber stamp.
The rights of every strata of the society are being usurped. You are well aware of the pressure exerted by NAB and the establishment. The media owners who used to say that they form the government and they send the government home are themselves facing pressure and high handedness.