Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday (Dec 27) while addressing a rally held at Liaquat Bagh to mark the 12th death anniversary of first female Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, said that he would complete the unfinished mission of Benazir and ensure people were given their rights.
“This not the democracy we sacrificed so dearly for and this is not the economy Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took revolutionary initiatives to strengthen,” he told. “You [people] are witness that they [political rivals] used to say a woman can never be the prime minister of a Muslim country,” he said. “You saw how she became the first female head of state of a Muslim state.”
During his speech Bilawal also enlists, the mega projects, which were initiated by his late mother, Benazir Bhutto. Bilawal said the credit went to Benazir for providing Pakistan with the much-needed missile technology. He said the slain PPP leader had come back to Pakistan, before her assassination, to ensure democracy thrived in the country.
“This is not the independence that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave us,” he said. “We will build the Pakistan that Benazir envisaged for you.” The PPP chairperson praised his grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, by crediting him with giving rights to the labourers when he was prime minister.
He also lashed out at Imran Khan led PTI government for removing women’s names fro, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). “These are the same political orphans Benazir warned you about,” he said. “Look at how they conduct their politics. They are cowards.”
Bilawal taunted the government, saying all claims they made about politicians had proven false. “They said Mian sahab [Nawaz Sharif] will never go abroad for treatment. Mian sahab went abroad for medical treatment. They said President Zardari will never come out of jail. He is out of jail now too,” he said.
Bilawal urged the masses to support him in ousting “this government of selected and political orphans as the people’s rule cannot be established without the PPP”.
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