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PMLN a ‘copy-paste’ party: Bilawal

PPP chairman said that instead of opting for ‘imitators’, people should opt for the arrow [PPP electoral symbol]

By Nadeem Shah
January 27, 2024
PPP Chairman Bilawal-Bhutto Zardari addresses a rally in Qasim Pura Multan on January 26, 2024. — Facebook/Pakistan Peoples Party - PPP
PPP Chairman Bilawal-Bhutto Zardari addresses a rally in Qasim Pura Multan on January 26, 2024. — Facebook/Pakistan Peoples Party - PPP

MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal-Bhutto Zardari Friday termed Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) a ‘copy-paste’ party.

Whatever the PPP announces something, the PMLN follows suit, he said while addressing a public meeting in NA-150 Multan-III. Bilawal said the PMLN first criticised PPP’s promise of 300 free units of electricity, but imitated the same in its next rally. He said when he told a public gathering in Sindh that he wished to be no one’s ‘ladla’ [favourite] but of people, ‘his sister from the PMLN’ [Maryam] repeated his words in a rally that ‘Nawaz Sharif is the ‘ladla’ of people’.

The PPP chairman said that instead of opting for ‘imitators’, people should opt for the arrow [PPP electoral symbol]. They steal everything and from everywhere, he said and added that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto made the country an economic power and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto brought missile technology, but the PMLN, just because they pressed a button at the end, portray themselves as the pioneers of the nuclear programme.

Bilawal said the general election was round the corner, but the PMLN had not announced its manifesto till date. He said they themselves did not know what they would do after coming to power.

Bilawal said the PPP resolves to bury the politics of hatred and division, he promised. The PPP chairman said he was the only politician, who had been touring the country for many months, from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to Balochistan.

He said other political parties did not care about people’s problems, and they wanted to come to power for the fourth time. Former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani also addressed the public gathering.

Asim Yasin adds from Islamabad: PPP Chairman Bilawal-Bhutto Zardari once again repeated his challenge to PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif for live debate on television before Feb 8 elections.

He took the social media handler ‘X’ to challenge Nawaz Sharif for live debate on TV saying, “I invite the PM candidate of PMLN Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to engage in a debate with me anytime, anywhere before Feb 8.”

He said: “This transparency is vital for an informed electorate ahead of the voting process.”