Karachi (Staff Report/TV Report) – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has demanded elections to be held within 90 to 120 days. He stated that PPP was prepared for elections in Punjab on May 14th and questioned why those who want to evade elections are delaying the process. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized the need for the Election Commission to announce the election date and schedule.
He also urged the Election Commission to examine why there is a dual policy of implementing rules and regulations in the country. He stressed that whatever restrictions and laws are applied in Sindh should also be enforced in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered a clear message to those who engage in political maneuvering, saying that they should refrain from such actions. He emphasized that if the people elect Nawaz Sharif, the decision should be accepted. Similarly, if the people elect the Pakistan Peoples Party or the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, their choice should be respected.
Regarding the ongoing accountability process, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that the party is not afraid of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and that spreading false news may not silence them. He expressed concerns that the party’s policies are being misconstrued. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also said that they have confidence in the accountability process and are ready to face the courts and NAB.
Speaking about the elections, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that instead of focusing on the election, the Pakistan Peoples Party is being dragged into other matters. He pointed out that the people’s representation notification has been issued, making it impossible to hold elections within 90 days.
He added that the Pakistan Peoples Party had taken a principled stance in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that elections should be held across the country simultaneously. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed hope that the Election Commission would conduct transparent elections and called for the removal of restrictions on development work. He clarified that there is no vindictive attitude against the Pakistan Peoples Party and that the focus is on their work.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also aimed to boost the morale of politicians currently in jail, stating that they are undergoing training while incarcerated. He encouraged them to remain steadfast, as they have successfully brought the issue of missing persons to the forefront and have previously conducted operations against military installations like the Core Commander’s House and ISI offices. Now, those who carried out such attacks also need to be taught a lesson.