Bilawal says political parties not given even chances in polls

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday bemoaned that political parties were not given even opportunities in elections, ARY News reported.

He said democracy was facing serious threats and supremacy of the parliament was being targeted.

“The democracy is not facing threats from state powers, but from those who are supporters of democracy,” he said this while addressing a ceremony held in honor of late human rights champion Asma Jahangir.

The PPP chairman said the blatant manipulation of general elections 2018 resulted in the imposition of “an incompetent government”.

Bilawal said the PPP wanted to strengthen the federation. He requested political parties to gather together for protection of 18th Amendment in the constitution.

He said the incumbent government was trying to run the financial matters through collecting public funds. “Such government strategies will lead to catastrophe,” he said.

The PPP chairman said the judiciary should encourage people through swift provision of justice. He said he would continue the journey of pursuing justice.

Earlier in a statement, Bilawal expressed hope to get justice from the apex court in Benazir Bhutto murder case.

“We expect the Supreme Court will deliver justice in this case.” He said that no decision had been given regarding Pervez Musharraf who was currently out of the country.

Bilawal rued the officials nominated in the case had again been restored on their duties. The PPP chairman recalled the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was facing threats during her entire election campaign in 2007, but no measures were taken to protect her.