Bilawal blames ‘Punjabi establishment’ for May 11 defeat

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari blamed “Punjabi establishment” for his party defeat in May 11 elections. Addressing a rally on Benazir Bhutto’s sixth death anniversary in Garhi Khuda Baksh, Bilawal said peace talks with Taliban could not be held. Terming Imran Khan ‘Buzdil Khan’, PPP chairman said PTI choked Nato supply to protest the killing of slain TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud.

Referring to PTI’s demand to end drone strikes, he said militants would continue to attack even if drone strikes were halted in the tribal areas. Bilawal also demanded the Punjab government to launch crackdown on militants’ safe havens in the province. PPP chairman also assured Nawaz Sharif that his party would stand with him if anyone tried to derail democratic system.

He said that he would launch a jihad against terrorists. “Elimination of terrorists is the only way to restore peace in Pakistan,” he said. “Martyrdom is my destiny and Garhi Khuda Bux is my final resting peace,” he said. In 2013 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari turned 25, thus becoming eligible to run for the National Assembly, as the Constitution requires the minimum age of lawmakers to be 25. According to sources, Bilawal will soon be appointed opposition leader in the National Assembly after winning the election.