Bilawal Bhutto’s Stance on Arif Alvi’s Presidency and Constitutional Crisis

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has made it clear that there will be two cases against President Arif Alvi. He outlined that one case would be filed for breaking the assembly during a vote of no confidence, while the other case would be filed for not summoning a National Assembly session as per the constitution.

Speaking outside the Supreme Court, Bilawal Bhutto emphasized the PPP’s stance on working within the constitutional framework. He stressed the importance for politicians to stay within their boundaries and uphold mutual respect. Bilawal warned that failure to respect each other’s dignity could lead to perpetual political turmoil, extending to future generations.

Bilawal stated that there would be two cases against Arif Alvi. One would be for breaking the constitution by dissolving the assembly, and the other for failing to convene a National Assembly session. He asserted that it’s not just about President Alvi; instead of accusations, they would opt for electoral action, replacing Arif Alvi with another president according to constitutional provisions.

Highlighting the constitutional breach, Bilawal pointed out that Arif Alvi undermined the constitution by dissolving the assembly. He criticized Alvi for neglecting his constitutional responsibilities, mentioning that the Speaker would fulfill the obligation of summoning the session as per Article 91, regardless of the President’s stance.

Bilawal also commented on Asif Zardari’s potential decision-making as President-elect. He suggested that Asif Zardari would personally finalize his governors, emphasizing that the PPP had no intentions of forming the government. He reiterated his commitment to not collaborate with the PML-N unless they acknowledge their mistakes.

Bilawal expressed gratitude towards the Sunni Ittehad Council for not opposing Maryam Nawaz and Murad Ali Shah. He criticized the PTI for its reluctance to acknowledge its faults, asserting that while humans make mistakes, those incarcerated, referring to Nawaz Sharif, have committed the most egregious errors.

Bilawal Bhutto’s statements reflect a firm stance on upholding constitutional principles and holding elected officials accountable for their actions. His remarks underscore the PPP’s determination to address constitutional breaches and ensure adherence to democratic norms, setting the stage for potential legal and electoral challenges against the presidency.