DADU: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that he and his family have not accepted the verdict in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Addressing a public meeting here on Saturday, he said those who were accused in the case had been acquitted. The main accused was abroad and others had been acquitted. He said that Benazir Bhutto was not only his mother but also a former prime minister as well as a great leader.

He said the decisions had never been announced in their favour in the past too.

He said the people of Dadu district were killed by the dictator because they had resisted him and wanted to establish democracy in the country.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari said owing to the wrong policies of the PML-N government, 50 million people were living below the poverty line in the country.

He said Nawaz Sharif had not only been proved unworthy for the post of prime minister but he had also left an ineligible team behind him.

He said the country was facing an energy crisis and in the name of ending load-shedding money was misused. He said over four years of the PML-N government had passed but load-shedding was still there.

He said because of the flawed foreign policy of the PML-N government, Pakistan faced diplomatic crises. He said the situation would improve be­cause the nation was united.

The PPP chief said no action was taken by the federal government against banned organisations.

He said instead of visiting Sindh PTI chairman Imran Khan should visit Peshawar where people were dying of dengue.

He said there were corruption scandals against the KP chief minister and his ministers. He said that former and current chief ministers of Sindh were free from corruption charges.

He said Imran Khan had no base in Sindh.

He said both the PTI and PML-N had failed politically and they were doing politics for their interest.

He said wrong propaganda was going on against Sindh and the PPP government in the province.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari said the federal government had not given Sindh’s share in the NFC award but the PPP government paid attention to development.

He said development was also carried out in Karachi. He said Asif Zardari had provided jobs to the people of Sindh and other provinces.

He said that he had directed the Sindh chief minister to rehabilitate Manchhar lake.

The PPP chief said that he needed power for poor people to improve their lives and appealed them to support him.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah claimed in his speech that in the next general elections, the PPP would secure major seats from Dadu and Jamshoro districts.

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah also attended the rally.

Earlier, PPP information secretary Moula Bux Chandio said his party was not eradicated but those who talked about its demise had themselves died politically.

He said the party of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was in the hearts of the masses.

He said the PPP had majority in Sindh and it would prove its majority in Punjab. He said not a single institution was against the PPP but a few people opposed it.

He said Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was paying attention to development of Sindh. Only the PPP leadership could bring change in the country.

PPP leader Nafisa Shah said the country would be developed under the leadership of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

PPP ladies wing Sindh president Shagufta Jumani said Nawaz Sharif was removed from the Prime Minister House because he had not delivered to the public honestly.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2017

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