Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Saturday criticised the government for putting the name of two former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf on Exit Control List (ECL).
In a press statement issued by PPP media cell, Bilawal asked the ruling PML-N to desist from taking up the victimisation tools, which he said, never worked on “Jiyalas”.
The PPP Chairman said that Nawaz Sharif and his team was well aware that police torture, lashes, imprisonments, and even gallows could not deter the Jiyalas during dictatorial and their handpicked puppet regimes.
Yet they are trying to compel the rusted weapons of victimizations against the time-tested Jiyala leaders and workers of the PPP, he added.
He said that it was a matter of shame for the Nawaz government to put the former elected Prime Ministers on ECL while facilitating a tin-pot dictator to go abroad on fake and fabricated medical certificates.
Bilawal Bhutto said both these former prime ministers flanked him during his speech in Kotli Kashmir when he had only reminded the PM of his own words about resignation demand.
Nawaz Sharif is unsuccessfully trying to intimidate the PPP leaders and made it clear to the PML-N government that these prime ministers are Jiyalas and they would again stand with him during my another speech in Kashmir next week, he said.
The PPP Chairman further said that the attempts to blackmail the PPP keeping away from its principled stance won’t succeed and the party will stand united against all odds.