Government desired power and achieved it through rigging: Bilawal


GHIZER: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that the current rulers of the state were only concerned about coming to power, which they achieved through the rigging of elections.

Speaking at a rally, he said that the present rulers were not interested in resolving public issues.

“Their destination was power, which they achieved by rigging [the polls]. They do not do politics for the people, rather they take U-turns after making promises,” he said.

The PPP chairman said that the politics of incumbent rulers revolves around themselves.

“Their economic policies have inundated the masses with a tsunami of inflation,” he said while criticising the government. “Those lecturing on national honour are touring countries for taking loans,” he added.

Bilawal said the politics of PPP is centred on the poor and oppressed, noting, “We initiated the Benazir Income Support Programme during Asif Ali Zardari’s reign.”

The PPP chairman said his party provided constitutional rights to the people of the province.

“PPP made Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) autonomous by bringing reforms and gave subsidy on wheat,” he noted, promising to keep struggling for constitutional, political and democratic rights of the people of the region.

Bilawal said that he had come to the people of GB for the first time, but not the last. “I want your favour and support,” he told the participants.