NAP should be implemented to avoid global criticism, says Bilawal


DAVOS: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that the National Action Plan should be thoroughly implemented in Pakistan to avoid world’s criticism regarding the terrorism issue in Pakistan.

Speaking to a local news network on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Bilawal said Pakistan’s reason for eradicating terrorism should not be to improve the relationship with the Indian Prime Minister Modi or the United States President Trump but to save the country from this evil.

Bilawal also said that instead of responding to the attacks by Modi in the WEF, Pakistan should present its stance in front of the world at this international forum.

The PPP chairman also said that he received a great response from the people of Punjab at his recent mass contact movement ahead of the upcoming general elections.

He said that the PPP is the only party that has the ability to get a seat in each area of the country.

Earlier, during a panel address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos discussing Fake news vs Real politics, Bilawal said, “the point is to have the media come through as transparent as it can. Coming from a fragile democracy, attacking and demonising the media can have adverse effects.”

He said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through US Elections; however, it has existed for decades, adding that self-censorship and freedom of speech have to have a balance.

Bilawal maintained that journalists could get together, create authentic content, get driven and perhaps counter fake news better this way.