INDICTMENT WON’T WEAKEN DEMOCRACY: BILAWAL
From Our Correspondent
TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan conspired against democracy by becoming an accomplice of military ruler Pervez Musharraf and will face similar fate as that of Asghar Khan. Speaking at a Diwali ceremony in Tando Muhammad Khan yesterday, he said Imran would never become the prime minister as he is destined to become the next Asghar Khan in Pakistan’s history. Bilawal said his party has ideological differences with the PTI chief, who, he said, never shies away from taking anti-democratic steps, citing the 2014 protest sit-in against the elected government – referring to the PML-N rule. He claimed the PTI had received foreign funding from India and Israel as alleged by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of PTI, who parted ways with it. Commenting over today’s indictment of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by an accountability court, Bilawal said accountability process was necessary for durable democracy and the court’s decision will neither weaken democracy nor is a conspiracy against it. The PPP leader advised Nawaz and his family to face the court cases and respond to allegations leveled against them. He added that there were no Constitutional amendments needed for him to become the prime minister of the country as anyone who can become an MNA can become the premier also.