Greeting the nation on its 68th Independence Day, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief of the Pakistan People’s Party, said that Pakistan was a great nation which was attained through the relentless and unwavering struggle of statesmen like Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
He said all their collectives efforts should go towards serving the people. Full force of nation’s economy should be dedicated to eradicating poverty and unemployment, he said. Solving the electricity crisis was key to nation’s development as the shortfall of electricity had now crossed 7,000 megawatts that was 4,000 megawatts worse than the deficits they saw during the PPP’s government until 2013. Nothing improved since then except the churning out of inflated electricity bills that overcharged citizens for the power they rarely receive, he said.
The present government should come up with a proper strategy to deal with the crisis instead of fleecing the people, he stated. Instead of inflated bills and over charging citizens for electricity they rarely receive the government must come up with a proper strategy to deal with crisis.
The armed forces were engaged in operation against terrorists in KPK and it was their duty to support the troops and do everything in their power to ease the burden on IDPs, he added.
Bilawal said the only solution to Pakistan’s problems is democracy, not its derailment. He said the Charter of Democracy and the PPP’s reconciliation policy was part of the sagacious vision and foresightedness of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
He demanded that the government should announce a re-commitment to the Charter of Democracy as signed between Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Prime Minister Mina Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to protect and strengthen the democracy that they all fought so hard for.
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