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Who is running Abu Bachao Movement? Bilawal takes a jibe at Khan

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked who is running the Abu Bachao movement, a slogan coined by the ruling party to highlight the opposition's efforts to save incarcerated leaders.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on Wednesday, took a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan, by using the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) concocted slogan of Abu Bachao Muhim (save father movement).

Bilawal Bhutto tagged Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet, and wrote, “Who is running the Abu Bachao movement?

PPP Welcomes Musharraf’s Sentence

Addressing a Worker’s Convention in Raiwind, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the judiciary of Pakistan has given a series of historic verdicts and we celebrate these decisions.

He said that the PPP welcomes these verdicts and decisions based on democratic principles and hoped that such verdicts continue in the future. He expressed hope that justice will be done in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case as well.

Bilawal said, “We welcome these rulings and we hope that we will get justice in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case as well.” He expressed hope for justice in the Asghar Khan and Akbar Bugti cases as well.

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The PPP Chairman criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan and lamented that politicians and media are no longer free, and the people of Pakistan have also been deprived of their freedom of speech. He lamented that PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s interview was not allowed to be shown on television while the interviews of terrorists are being aired.

He observed that the Imran Khan-led government is deciding the fate of the nation and its foreign policy with one phone call. He added that former President Pervez Musharraf also made a decision with regards to the foreign policy on a single phone call. Bilawal said, “What is the difference between Imran Khan and Musharraf?”

On Tuesday, a Special Court hearing the high treason case against former President Pervaiz Musharraf announced a death sentence for the former military dictator for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007. The verdict held Musharraf guilty of high treason, as per Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The Pakistan Army responded to the verdict by lamenting that it brought “a lot of pain and anguish” to the institution, while the Imran Khan-led government also expressed his reservations. The federal government has argued that the requirements of a fair trial, as enshrined under Article 10-A have not been fulfilled in Musharraf’s case.