Zardari not using AC in prison, Bilawal claims


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday said that his father, former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was not using an air conditioner (AC) in prison.

Bilawal, who along with sister Aseefa attended the remand hearing of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur, told reporters he had discovered during his recent visit to the jail that his father was not using the AC facility.

“When I and Aseefa went to meet Zardari in jail he himself had the AC shut. When we asked him about this, he replied this was not something big for him. Aseefa and I are urging him to use this facility.”

The PPP chairman told reporters his party had a legacy of battling dictatorship and this ‘puppet’ government was no contest for them. “We will not compromise on democracy, 18th Amendment, 1973 system and media independence.”

Bilawal also mentioned that there were no political prisoners during the past tenures of the PPP. The PPP chairman said Prime Minister Imran Khan should pray his party comes into power as they did not believe in revenge, warning of a severe outcome if the PML-N or Maulana Fazlur Rehman came into power.