Zardari, Bilawal to contest 2018 General Elections


WEB DESK: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari made first major appearance on Tuesday alongside his son and party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at a rally in three years. 

Addressing a charged crowd of PPP supporters as the party observes the 9th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh near Larkana, the former president has made ‘Big’ announcement that both he and his son, the party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, will contest the 2018 general elections and join the current Parliament.

“I will contest in place of my sister and Bilawal will stand from Larkana on Soomro’s seat,” Zardari said.

“We have sacrificed for the sake of democracy and politics, to save Pakistan.We will not leave this Mughal emperor to rule,” he added.

Zardari accused Prime Minister that he has ‘changed the Constitution’. He demanded that the Supreme Court decision on Panamagate be brought to the floor of the Parliament and be reviewed by all political parties.

Meanwhile, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari talked about the vision of Benazir Bhutto. “Bibi once said, you can exile a man but not an idea. You can imprison a man but not an idea. You can kill a man but not an idea”, PPP Chairman said.

“Millions of people die every year but the vision, the ideology and the courage of some people endures,” he added.

Bilawal while taking a jibe at Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan accused Nisar for meeting with the people of banned organizations.

He threatened the government to consider passing the Panama Bill presented in National assembly or be ready to face a country wide protest.

Calling the ruling party as ‘liar’ Bilalwal said that the government is not serious about presenting them self for accountability.

Bilwal while talking about the Panama issue case in court quoted that, “The courts have never served justice to us. Will wait and see if they do it for the people of Pakistan,”

He further said that, he wants accountability in a democratic way.