Ahead of 11-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Larkana on the occasion of Benazir Bhutto’s 13th death anniversary, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari paid a glowing tribute to Mohtarma Benazir.
While addressing the PDM Larkana Rally on Sunday, Bilawal said that they needed the intelligence of her mother in the country’s politics.
“Today we have to vow to fulfill Benazir Bhutto’s promise and save Pakistan,” he said.
Bilawal added, “She was not afraid of death as she knew that her coward attackers were preparing to assassinate her, but she returned despite all threats for the love she had for people of Pakistan.”
He said due to the government’s “anti-people” policies, millions of people were forced to live below the poverty line and people couldn’t afford two meals a day.
“The rulers neither see your poverty nor your unemployment nor the storm of inflation,” the PPP leader said.
“This puppet cannot provide bread and employment to people and says ‘I won’t leave anyone.’
“But now the people fed up of unemployment, poverty and inflation will not leave this puppet, oppressor and selected.”
Bilawal said he could not accept the country in its current state as a democracy “where there is no freedom of speech, writing, doing rallies and protesting peacefully”.
He said the PPP had linked its foundations to the PDM’s objectives, adding: “We have become one. We are on one page and one stage and we will make these puppets run away with your support.”
Bilawal reiterated that if Prime Minister Imran refused to resign by January 31, the opposition would stage a long march to Islamabad.
Incumbent Govt. Has Little Time Left: Zardari
While addressing the PDM Larkana rally virtually, Zardari said, “These aren’t the people who run a country, they are the ones who run a cricket team.”
He added that while Benazir had passed away on this day she had left the message for her party to keep fighting for the country.
Zardari said in his tenure, he had joined his political rivals in order to “complete the Constitution” but now the country’s exports had fallen and the dollar had seen a steep rise.
“I want to ask you not to worry so much; they have little time left. They will fall due to their own weight,” the PPP leader told the crowd.
Zardari said Prime Minister Imran should quit “if you accept yourself you are unable to run the country”.
“Everyone is hoping that one day Bhutto’s party will come into power and we will prosper [again],” he said, adding that the PPP had kept inflation under control despite financial crises.
‘Honour To Attend Benazir Bhutto’s Anniversary‘
Earlier today, PDM leaders including Bilawal, Maryam and others had lunch at Naudero House from where they left for Garhi Khuda Bux.