Bilawal Bhutto garners mockery as he fails to defend dynastic politics in Pakistan. In an interview on Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto seemed clueless when a CNN anchorperson, Becky Anderson, tossed a question on dynastic politics in Pakistan
PPP often comes under harsh criticism for upholding dynastic politics in Pakistan. Bilawal Bhutto is the son of former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari. He is the grandson of former president Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Bilawal Bhutto has adopted the surname ‘Bhutto’ from his maternal side to legitimize his control of the party.
When asked about dynastic politics, Bilawal Bhutto failed to give a convincing answer. Anderson asked Bilawal Bhutto that many people say the existence of political families is something wrong with the politics of Pakistan. She said the current prime minister is the brother of the former deposed premier, Nawaz Sharif, and himself is the son of the former premier and president. The host asked if he believes dynastic politics in Pakistan is right or wrong.
Responding to the question, Bilawal Bhutto said: Said dynasties exist in Pakistan. He added that it would be unfair to criticize former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for being involved in politics because her husband is involved in politics.
Anderson interrupted him and said: ‘No, that’s not a good answer’. She commented that it is a very important question.
Again responding to her Bilawal said: “Criticize dynastic politics as much as you want but it is the people of Pakistan who will decide and that should matter at the end of the day.”
"I didn't choose this life, It chose me"@BBhuttoZardari comments on the dynasty family politics that exist in Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/dtmeNB54XI
— Becky Anderson (@BeckyCNN) April 13, 2022
Well, this is embarrassing. #امپورٹد_حکومت_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/g3yh9s3rJJ
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) April 14, 2022
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Bilawal dodges question?
He diverted the question to Imran Khan adding that his party is full of political families. Bilawal Bhutto said that currently Khan’s sons are underage hence they are not part of Pakistan’s politics. Adding that he is heavily relying on dynasts in federal and provincial representations. As far as he is concerned, his grandfather was hanged by a military dictator. Bhutto added that his mother was assassinated by terrorists and dictators.
Bilawal said: “I was forced into the politics of Pakistan at a young age. I did not choose this life, but this life chose me. He said we believe in democracy whereas Mr. Khan believes in rigging the elections.”
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Ho gai stammering ki Nazar#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/SN2Pu7mjIh
— Awab Alvi (@DrAwab) April 13, 2022
"No that's not a good answer. It was a really important question"
-CNN's Becky Anderson interrupts #BilawalBhuttoZardari on question of dynastic politics.
Bilawal. B gave example of Hillary & Bill Clinton to justify #Pakistan 's dynastic politics. #ImranKhan #CNN #PeshawarJalsa pic.twitter.com/FqV89hclh0
— Faeza Dawood (@FaezaDawood) April 13, 2022
The video has been circulating on social media since last night as netizens comment that the PPP chairperson stumbled and stammered when asked to defend the dynastic politics in Pakistan. They say Bilawal Bhutto was left speechless on the question and struggled to answer.
For the rest of the part, he denied Imran Khan enjoys widespread support of the masses and called it a ‘cult following’. Anderson disagreed with him.
The video is circulating on social media and many believe he is not suited for the post of foreign minister as speculations suggest. Users commented that Bilawal Bhutto should have been prepared before appearing for an interview with an international media outlet since they do not ask ‘friendly’ questions.