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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he will push ahead with his nationwide election campaign despite hurdles being created by authorities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“My journey will continue. Workers should remain peaceful and fully take part in the campaign,” Bilawal Bhutto said in press statement on Monday. “Such negative tactics cannot deter us from going to the public,” he said.
The journey which kicked off from Karachi will continue till Khyber, Bilawal said, adding that he would go to every nook and corner of the country to deliver his message.
“No matter how many hurdles you create, I will continue my election campaign,” he maintained. The PPP chief said that being the head of a political party, it was his constitutional right to run the campaign.
“Two days ago they stopped me at Uch Sharif, now today, (Monday) Multan admin stopped me and permission for a rally in Peshawar which was given has been taken back put as many hurdles, it won’t stop me from progressing ahead with my campaign – it is my Constitutional right,” he added.
Despite Bilawal’s enthusiasm, the recent investigations against his father and the former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari are bound to damage PPP in upcoming elections. Bilawal is trying hard to make inroads in Punjab and KPK, but the image of his father is bound to raise questions on promises he is making.
PPP strategists realize that real competition in Punjab and KPK is between PML-N and PTI. That’s why PPP is trying hard to make inroads into these provinces from where it was wiped out in 2013 elections. By winning a few seats in these two provinces, PPP will be able to woo voters in 2023 elections. Otherwise, it will be limited to Sindh where other parties have ingressed exacerbating problems for Bilawal’s party.