Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz on Monday said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has no political agenda, resulting in his frustrated which was manifest in his press conference. The minister was responding to Bilawal’s press conference in which he not only slammed the government for being unable to deal with the failing economy but also personally attacked the premier. After terming the PTI government ‘the most corrupt regime’, Bilawal Bhutto also accused the father of the prime minister of corruption.
In a video statement in response to Bilawal’s press conference, he said that the PPP chief used derogatory language against the prime minister and his sister, which was highly condemnable.
Faraz said that PM’s sister has nothing to do with politics, and she should not be dragged into politics. Moreover, use of this kind of language about a woman was a very despicable act, he remarked.
The minister also noted that Bilawal should be the last person to accuse Imran Khan of corruption as no one called Imran Khan “Mr 10 per cent”. “We strongly condemn Bilawal Bhutto’s allegations. Bilawal Bhutto should not say such things. He was either asleep or he is ignorant of the ground realities” the minister maintained.
He said that the PPP chief, whose family has confined one big party of the past to Larkana district only, has made a joke of himself by saying such frivolous things. Bilawal should have thought 10 times before accusing PM Imran of corruption, he added. Faraz asked Bilawal that instead of talking nonsense, he should answer the questions raised about himself and his family.
PTI government ‘the most corrupt regime’ in the history of Pakistan
PPP’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is the most corrupt regime in the history of Pakistan. “Selected have failed on every front,” Bilawal said. “Imran Khan’s government is the most corrupt government in history.”
Bilawal Bhutto is an intelligent man & doing opposition to Govt of the day is his responsibility but for son of Asif Ali Zardari to say that PTI is the most corrupt govt in history only makes him appear like a joker! His advisers are putting stupid words in his mouth. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/o0lXeFdTAQ
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) July 13, 2020
PTI’s own auditor general admitted irregularities worth Rs270 billion, he said. The PPP chairman questioned if the people had forgotten Aleema Khan’s sewing machine.
Bilawal claimed that every member of PM Khan’s cabinet is involved in corruption. He said corruption is widespread in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Therefore, PTI government ‘the most corrupt regime’, he maintained.
Bilawal & his advisers need to pick words carefully; political communication is important skill; had he said that PTI is proving most incompetent govt in Pakistan’s history in handling Economic challenges then his words would have resonated.2/2 pic.twitter.com/sOxlxFRrNy
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) July 13, 2020
People were robbed by means of sugar, wheat and oil crises, he noted. The PPP chairman demanded the National Accountability Bureau identify the ones involved in these mega corruption scandals.
“Son of Asif Ali Zardari is talking about corruption?”
Reacting to the press conference of Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed, said that the “son of Asif Ali Zardari” was blaming PTI when his entire family was involved in taking kickbacks and corruption.
Addressing a press conference, he alleged that Bilawal became a politician on a “chit” and the ruling party understood that he was upset because his party has had to answer questions pointed out in the Joint Investigation Report (JIT) on the chief of defunct Peoples Amn Committee, Uzair Baloch.
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He said that PTI accepts the challenge of Bilawal for a debate on governance and other issues of public importance. “We are ready for debate of his (Bilawal) own choice of topic and place,” he said, adding that whether this discussion should be in the Parliament, in a public gathering, or before media. He said that they would hold the debate so that the nation could understand the difference between “those politicians who have come on a chit and who were political workers.”
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Saeed further said that they were hopeful that Bilawal would not evade queries as he usually used to do in the Parliament. “He doesn’t dare to hear about his government’s performance in the Parliament.”
It is yet to be seen whether there shall be a debate between the two leaders in the national assembly or not. Importantly, BBZ is yet to prove the PTI government ‘the most corrupt regime’ in the history of Pakistan.