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'Bilawal stole the show': PPP chairman's first parliamentary speech impresses Twitterati

Updated August 17, 2018

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Bilawal Bhutto delivering his maiden address at the Parliament. —DawnNewsTV
Bilawal Bhutto delivering his maiden address at the Parliament. —DawnNewsTV

Journalists, politicians and general Twitterati were all praise for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari after he delivered his maiden speech in the parliament on Friday.

In his first address to the National Assembly, Bilawal delivered what many considered to be a mature and well-rounded speech that touched on all the necessary points needed to be said.

Senior journalist, Zahid Hussain, lauded Bilawal for delivering "a measured and mature speech in English".

TV anchor, Kashif Abbasi, who was "already impressed with the [young politician's] election campaign" tweeted: "The more I hear his mature speech, the more impressed I am. [He] talk[ed] about problems, talk[ed] about challenges. He is the opposition so he will do some politics also."

PPP Senator Murtaza Wahab was just as impressed with his party leader's "eloquence".

"The nation has seen all 3 leaders speak after the PM election today. While the PM-elect and Shahbaz spoke rhetoric, it was chairman Bilawal who spoke of issues articulately & eloquently. [He was] the only person who spoke of and for the martyrs of elections 2018 too. Here's to a great start."

Popular columnist, Khurram Hussain, also spoke highly of Bilawal's speech, saying:

"Arre wah (Oh wow). Bilawal Bhutto is the most mature member of the National Assembly at the moment."

Journalist Rauf Klasra tweeted the fact that even the PM-elect had no choice but to "appreciate [Bilawal's speech] and thump the desk at the end".

Prominent columnist Nadeem Farooq Paracha was also all praise for the way the first-time parliamentarian conducted himself and the choice of his content.

"Well said @BBhuttoZardari. Excellent speech. No jazbati antics, no reactive rhetoric. Shahbaz should accept what has happened. IK is PM. Period. Also time for IK to come down from the container. A change of tone and words are in order."