Bilawal declares 'cultural coup'

Published January 22, 2014
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. — Video grab
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. — Video grab

KARACHI: Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Tuesday that the culture and heritage of Sindh was in danger and the Sindh festival announced by him was aimed at protecting it.

During a televised advertisement campaign for the Sindh festival, Bilawal declared what he called a cultural coup saying that the threat posed to "our civilisation" by the Taliban would be fought.

Speaking about the Taliban threat, the PPP chairman said "we were civilised five thousand years ago, which they (militants) are far from even today".

Bilawal, who also actively issues statements on his Twitter page, said "the Sindh festival will make us aware of our existence", adding that the festival, beginning from the first week of February, would be held across the province, including in Moenjodaro and the Makli heritage sites.

"We will tell the world that we are not as we are presented," he said adding that, "this will be the beginning of our annual cultural festivities. This is the sign of our progress. This is the first step towards the protection of our cultural centres."

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