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Trouble in Lyari for Bilawal

July 01, 2018

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but they won't stop my rally? Unfortunately for PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, his campaign convoy was forced to stop briefly when some residents of Lyari started throwing stones at the vehicles.

The people, according to reporters on the scene, were shouting anti-PPP slogans over the party's poor performance during its last two tenures in Sindh.

The first-time election candidate is running from Lyari's NA-246 constituency, which was previously won by his mother, Benazir Bhutto, in 1988 and then his father, Asif Ali Zardari, in 1990.

Bilawal, if he wants to win votes and the residents' respect, needs to acknowledge that his party let the people of Lyari down during its last governments. If anything, contesting from a party stronghold raises more questions of accountability than it does the chances of winning.

See Bilawal's vehicle switch to reverse gear in the video below.