Bilawal asks institution to go away political battles to politicians ‘or threat being drawn into controversies’

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PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari speaks to the media at a press convention in Karachi, Pakistan. The News/through Geo.television/Files

KARACHI: PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has requested the institution to “leave political battles to the politicians or risk being drawn into controversies”.

In a sequence of tweets, Bilawal spoke of the long run motion plan of the Opposition events’ anti-government coalition underneath the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and took jibes on the incumbent regime.

“Only a government chosen by the people can deliver for the people,” he wrote on Twitter.

Today — January 31, 2021 — marked the passing of a deadline set by the PDM for Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down from his premiership however with no such motion from the PTI chief, Bilawal wrote of the long run technique of the Opposition’s coalition.

The Opposition events “had given this illegitimate regime the opportunity to step aside respectfully & allow for a transition to democracy with free, fair & transparent elections”, he mentioned, however it will now “force the removal of puppets”.

The PPP boss reiterated that the folks of Pakistan had been going through “historic, poverty, unemployment & inflation because this govt was forced on them”.

Since the PPP “believes in relying only on democratic tactics”, there would now be “sustained joint efforts inside and outside parliament”, he underscored, hoping for them to “ultimately succeed”.

“Long march and no confidence will hopefully be discussed in our PDM meeting. [The PTI government’s] desperation is clear. [It’s] trying to change rules to rig Senate elections because they can see their defeat.

“InshaAllah [God-willing, the] Senate elections will present the federal government is on shaky floor,” he added.

Late last December, Bilawal had given an ultimatum to the PTI regime, saying if the premier did not resign by January 31, the party loyalists, would march down to the capital and “drag him off his seat”.

The 11-party Opposition alliance had at the time demanded PM Imran Khan “to step down” or face the movement’s long march to Islamabad with the aim to “dethrone him”.

‘Heard someone was going to resign today’

Earlier today, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had taken numerous jibes at the PDM on Twitter.

“Heard somebody was going to resign immediately,” Umar tweeted, using a ‘thinking face’ emoji.

“Let’s put aside what you had demanded and what you had been by no means going to get.

“Where did those [resignations] that were supposed to be thrown in the faces of Murtaza Abbasi and others go? Did you perhaps hit your own face with them?”

Prior to that, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi additionally took an purpose on the PDM, saying the suitable time for the Opposition’s coalition to submit resignations from the Parliament is 2023.

The anti-government alliance didn’t power PM Imran Khan to resign from his workplace, Qureshi informed the media. “Now they have started saying that they will resign from assemblies at an appropriate time,” he mentioned, whereas sarcastically commenting that “it seems that the appropriate time is the year 2023”.