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Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Incompetent rulers have deceived nation: Bilawal


SAHIWAL: Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that incompetent rulers have deceived the nation time and again.

Bilawal, while addressing a political rally in Sahiwal's Zafar Ali Stadium, lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif, saying that 'they only care about their own businesses' and not about the 'poor nation.'

"Our relation is based on [the party's] struggle and similar ideology," the PPP chairman said in his address, adding that his party gave a voice to the underprivileged class. 

"PPP has always fought for the rights of the farmers," he said, promising that the PPP will implement a Kisan Support System to facilitate farmers. "The programme will allow farmers to get interest-free loans."

He added that salaries and pensions will be increased, and the Benazir Income Support will be expanded.  

The political rally comes at a time when the domestic political scenario is fast-changing.

 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday came down hard on the leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N).

Khan, while speaking to journalists, said Nawaz and Zardari are responsible for the country’s adverse situation.

“The [2006] Charter of Democracy was an underhand deal between them. The entire country is in debt but they have become billionaires,” he said, adding, “Look at the children of Ishaq Dar, Nawaz Sharif and Zardari – they are all billionaires.”

The PTI chairman said that his focus is now on Sindh and announced that after Muharram he will visit various districts of the province. “In December, we will organise a huge public gathering at Mazar-e-Quaid,” he vowed.

Khan said that corruption is rampant in Sindh than any other province of the country.

“There is a commission on every project in Sindh and the money is being laundered to Dubai by [Zardari's sister] Faryal Talpur,” he alleged.

Khan said that Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif are on the same page as the sitting government gave huge development funds to the opposition leader, adding that a genuine opposition leader is needed to keep a check on government.