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PPP to focus on Shehbaz and Hamza, not interested in strategy of Maryam, Fazlur Rehman

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that only his party is genuinely opposing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government while the rest of the opposition is engaged in in-fighting, ultimately benefitting Imran Khan.

He has also said that his party will remain in contact with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N’s) Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz for parliamentary politics.

The PPP Chairman these remarks after he visited Jilani House in Khairpur where he offered condolences to former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on the demise of his son Muzaffar Ali Shah and daughter Najma Shah.

Talking to media persons along with Qaim Ali Shah, he said that: “Shehbaz Sharif is the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly while Hamza Shehbaz is the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, we must remain in contact with both in parliamentary politics and focus on an incompetent PTI government. We want fresh and transparent elections in the country. The 2018 elections were rigged against PPP and the demand for transparency has been our long standing policy. PPP has never signaled the end of a government’s term and it never will, although other parties may have said such things,” he said.

“I know that it is the propaganda and effort of some parties — a wrong effort — to present the PPP in such a way that we did some deal [with the establishment],he added.

The PPP chairman said that he had worked harder and went to every province to lay the foundation of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). “Even today, I want the opposition parties to work together as only then will Imran Khan not be able to complete his term. I still believe the opposition parties should take on the government instead of fighting among themselves”, he added.

He hoped that PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman would recover soon as he had a “very important role to play as the leader of the PDM”.

“He [Fazl] has a very important responsibility to keep his allies together and he does not take side of one party and I know that Maulana is a very senior politician, he has experience and he won’t allow small differences in opinions of parties to deal damage to his alliance.”

Bilawal urged the PML-N to exhibit strength and a “cool temperament”.

“We are happy when PML-N wins any by-election so PML-N should also be happy on PPP’s success and we shouldn’t deal damage to such a grand purpose for which we’ve collected because of small jealousies.”

He said the aim of the PDM was for democracy to flourish, to ensure free and fair elections and protection of the people.

“These goals carry more importance than our small jealousies so I hope today too that Maulana as PDM president will play an impartial, serious and responsible roll in creating unity amongst the opposition”.


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