ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik strongly rejected the media report claiming Bilawal Bhutto Zardari left the country after a tiff with his father President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday.
“I categorically deny any and all reports released in the media regarding this issue”, Malik added.
Confident that the rumours would prove to be baseless, Malik also stated that the media report was “pre-election propaganda”.
“He (Bilawal) is our chief…and will return to Pakistan,” he said.
In the middle of the interior minister’s talk with the media, a bystander next to Malik added that Bilawal was “a little upset”. Malik immediately responded, saying, “This is wrong, take your words back”.
The former interior minister was responding to a recent report in the media that alleged that Bilawal had left for Dubai after a tiff with his father, President Zardari and his aunt Faryal Talpur.
The root of the tiff was ascribed to dissatisfaction with the governance of the Pakistan Peoples Party while in power.
Allegedly, Bilawal did not agree with the handling of the terrorist shooting incident targeting child activist Malala Yousafzai, nor was he pleased with the follow-up action on the devastating bomb attacks on Shias in Quetta that killed nearly 250 people.
Additionally, Bilawal’s recommendations for ticket allotment to party workers were ignored, the report claimed, citing sources.