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Bilawal says ‘arrow’ not ‘bat’ needed to hunt ‘tiger’

He was metaphorically pointing to upcoming elections, and electoral symbols of three major political parties

By Ameen Abbasi & Nadeem Shah
January 14, 2024
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses an election rally at the Hockey Ground, Bahawalpur on January 13, 2024. —Facebook/Pakistan Peoples Party - PPP
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses an election rally at the Hockey Ground, Bahawalpur on January 13, 2024. —Facebook/Pakistan Peoples Party - PPP

BAHAWALPUR/ MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday it was a hunting season and for hunting a tiger, not a bat but a Teer [arrow] was needed.

He was metaphorically pointing to the upcoming elections, and electoral symbols of three major political parties, including his PPP with the electoral symbol of Arrow, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Bat and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s Tiger.

Addressing an election rally at the Hockey Ground, Bahawalpur, on Saturday, he said if people elected the PPP to power in upcoming elections, his government would introduce poor- and farmer-friendly policies.

Earlier, speaking in Multan, Bilawal said he would give a surprise on February 8 and the incoming prime minister would be from the PPP. Bilawal said the PTI did not present its case properly, and it seemed that they might have to contest the election on another electoral symbol.

He said Imran Khan wanted to come to power through rigging.

Bilawal said he was the only person who was running an election campaign to seek people’s help to form a government.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) electoral heavyweights Senator Rana Mahmoodul Hasan, former MPA Rana Taher Shabbir, former PMLN ticket-holder Rana Iqbal Siraj and others announced joining the PPP. Bilawal announced that he would be visiting Multan again on January 26 for a public gathering and invited people to attend it.