- Says party to debate Article 62, 63 in Parliament after elections
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address a rally on Sunday as the party set to stage power show in Kotli Sattian, an adjoining area of Islamabad.
Qamar Zaman Kaira, accompanied by other PPP leaders, on Saturday visited the venue and reviewed the arrangements. Speaking on the occasion, Kaira said that the PPP public meeting would be historic and people would warmly welcome Bilawal Bhutto.
To a question about Senate opposition leader election, he commented that Senate chairman from PPP and the opposition leader will also be elected from PPP as Sherry Rehman was its candidate. The PPP leader criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, urged him to follow the rules saying that in the election, numbers were considered.
Meanwhile, in an interview with a private channel, Bilawal said that the party had previously also tried to amend Article 62 and 63 and has decided to debate on it in the Parliament again after the upcoming general election.
He also criticised Pakistan Muslim League-N Quaid Nawaz and said he has ruined the Charter of Democracy, an agreement Nawaz and then-PPP chief Benazir Bhutto had signed in 2006.
Discussing the recent Senate elections, Bilawal said PPP had already decided on names before Nawaz announced to support Raza Rabbani for Senate chairmanship.
PML-N and its allies had announced to support Rabbani if fielded by PPP, however, the latter supported an independent candidate from Balochistan Sadiq Sanjrani for the post.
“Did Nawaz ask Rabbani if he wants to become Senate chairman,” Bilawal asked.
Reiterating his stance that both Rabbani and Farhatullah Babar are an integral part of the party, Bilawal said that Rabbani will contest general elections on a National Assembly seat from Karachi.
Responding to a question on Asif Zardari’s criticism on Rabbani, Bilawal said he has no knowledge of Rabbani supporting Nawaz in his violation of the 18th Amendment. Zardari’s statement doesn’t necessarily mean he is angry at Rabbani, he said.