Elections will be held on time: Bilawal Bhutto


MALAKAND: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Sunday said that the elections will be held on time and the authorities should not push his party against the wall.

Bilawal, who had earlier cancelled all his public gatherings in light of the Mastung blast came to Malakand to address the people, where he is contesting for the upcoming polls.

Moreover, the PPP leader will go to Quetta to express solidarity with the families of the blast victims.

He asserted that terrorists do not want elections to take place.

When asked about if the elections will be postponed, he said, “If elections can take place in Iraq and Afghanistan, then they can be held in Pakistan too.”

“Free and fair elections are our right,” he said when talking about difficulties his party is facing while campaigning across the country.

He alleged that local administrations are treating PPP differently than other political parties.

Bilawal vowed to take the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan and said that all state institutions should work within their framework.

He stated that a controversial Parliament will be unable to solve people’s problems, adding that “we have to focus on basic issues like gas and water”.

Quoting his mother, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal said, “A weak democracy is still better than dictatorship.”

Moreover, he said that the use of derogatory terms for supporters and other political parties by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’ is “outrageous”.

He further added that “a prime ministerial candidate should aim to be a representative of the entire nation and not just his party supporters”.

Answering a question regarding the security situation of the country, he lamented that the National Action Plan has not been implemented completely.

In response to another question, the NA-8 contestant vowed to raise the issues of the people of Malakand at the national level.


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