ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said if Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto were alive today, he would have announced a protest march against the corruption of the present day PPP.
In a rejoinder to the speeches of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, he said that if PPP respected the courts, then why and against whom they had announced to launch a protest. He advised the PPP leadership to protest against their own corruption.
He said that when the “corruption addicts” are treated, they resist the move. He also said that today’s PPP was as much related to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as was Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawa (PML-N) linked with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He questioned that for how long would the PPP leadership use the names of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto for personal gains. Fawad made it clear that speeches, hue and cry and threats could not save them from the accountability process.
He said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had not asked the PPP leaders to commit corruption, then why they were shying away from accountability using Bhutto’s name.
“If the PPP leaders would take to the streets, the nation would hold them accountable,” he said, adding that the recent “Save the Daddy” train march had already flopped.
Seeing the people’s lack of interest in the protest, they named it Karwan-e-Bhutto, he said.
Bhutto’s ideological and true followers are reluctant to support the corrupt elements, he observed.