Lahore 26th July: With the opposition marking July 25 as a “black day” when the public’s mandate was allegedly stolen in last year’s general election, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has come out calling for citizens to stand up against the “selected government”.
“July 25 will always live on in infamy as the day that a selected government was imposed on the public through blatant rigging,” Bilawal said in his address in Jinnah Ground, Karachi on Thursday.
The scion of the Bhutto political dynasty lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan for “making the lives of Pakistani miserable”. “The government has not only dropped an inflation bomb but also shamed the country’s name on the international stage with his [Imran’s] antics.”
The PPP chairman thanked the masses for coming out in their droves on the call of the opposition, terming this to be the “clearest sign that this government has been rejected in their eyes”.
Opposition parties, Bilawal added, had always come together to fight for the nation’s interests in the past.
“Today we have also banded together for the sake of the Pakistani people,” he said.
We all have our own manifestos and political ideologies but we all share the same patriotism,” the PPP chief added.
Bilawal said democracy was under threat, adding that,”Your [Pakistanis rights] are being infringed upon.”
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had joined hands with other parties it had previously deemed to be the country’s enemies.
“If you come into power after election rigging then what else can I call this government but selected,” Bilawal cried out to the crowd.
He claimed PM Imran was “powerless” in forming his own cabinet and was compelled to roll out a budget on the whims and wishes of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
‘The prime minister’s a hypocrite who has lied so much he has forgotten what the truth is anymore,” he claimed.