MUZAFFARGARH: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says he will continue his fight for the people’s rights as the “selected” government has failed to resolve their issues.

He said this at a big rally here on Friday at the same venue where his mother Benazir Bhutto addressed a rally just two days before her assassination in December 2007.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari said he was happy to be in Muzaffargarh because of district’s attachment to his party. In 2008, the PPP won all five NA seats from the district, in 2013 one and in 2018 three seats.

He said he visited the district during electioneering and his campaign was disrupted; later, on July 25, the polls were rigged and “selected” government was installed. He said in his first speech on the floor of the house, he asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to meet his promise of jobs and housing. He said accountability was for opposition parties only and his father former president Asif Ali Zardari was in illegal detention.

He said the PPP government in 2008 brave terrorism, recession and calamities but despite all these odds, the government accorded relief to farmers and government officials. The incumbent government, however, devalued currency and increased prices of kitchen items. The charged crowd chanted slogans after him: “Go, selected, go”.

Earlier, former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, MNAs Raza Rabbani Khar, Mehr Irshad Sial and Nawab Iftikhar Ahmed, and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani also spoke.

PPP MNAs came to the venue with big processions. The party wanted to have the rally at the Faisal Stadium but the deputy commissioner allowed the event in the college sports ground.

Published in Dawn, November 9th, 2019