In a recent statement, Maryam Aurangzeb, the spokesperson for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has suggested that Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto, should engage in civilized dialogue, expressing regret over the language used by him.
Aurangzeb emphasized that Bilawal Bhutto, being the foreign minister, should discuss matters based on performance. She noted that since his arrival in Punjab, Bilawal has not seen any projects of the (Nawaz) PML-N in the province, adding that their challenge is with those submitting nomination papers in the Election Commission, not with the (PPP) political party.
The PML-N spokesperson further stated that Nawaz Sharif would provide relief to the public, and Bilawal Bhutto should discuss issues with dignity, pointing out that the PTI founder has restarted the trend of using inappropriate language.
Maryam Aurangzeb urged Bilawal Bhutto to engage in discussions and debates with respect, asserting that targeting the PML-N and creating issues is inappropriate. She emphasized that decisions about new administrative units should be made by the new parliament, highlighting the complexities in Sindh and the PPP’s eagerness to wield influence in Punjab.
On the other hand, while participating in a program on Geo Pakistan, PML-N leader Azma Bukhari stated that political cards are used as tools in southern Punjab during elections. She mentioned that the PPP, when in government, did not create the province, and now, they are not interested in dividing Punjab. Azma Bukhari emphasized that forming various units for the benefit of the common people is acceptable.
Bukhari remarked that Bilawal Bhutto remembers the entire nation, and people are now questioning his ability to manipulate names, create mockery, and understand the significance of the PTI’s language. She added that if Bilawal thinks people will vote for the PTI by speaking its language, it is a misconception.
Azma Bukhari argued that a new show has begun where the PML-N has changed. Nawaz Sharif never took revenge from anyone; if he wanted to, he could have excluded Bilawal Bhutto from support during the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Lahore-Karachi motorway projects. She suggested that Bilawal Bhutto’s memory is quite weak, and he should focus on improving it.
This exchange in verbal jousting between political parties underscores the intensity of pre-election dynamics and the strategic positioning of leaders as they prepare for the upcoming political challenges.