SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday requested the Election Commission (ECP) to announce a date for polls in the country.
Talking to the media during his visit here, the PPP leader said [constitutionally] it was the duty of the ECP to announce the date [for holding elections].
The former foreign minister also admitted that “there is not a level playing field for all in the country. And that is my objection.”
Bilawal vowed that people’s elected representatives would be placed in Islamabad [after general elections].
“I want the old ways of running the country be abandoned. Masses have to face the consequences of [bad] decisions taken in Islamabad.”
Although the PPP was a part of the former ruling alliance, the PDM, but Bilawal did not speak of its failure when he said inflation, unemployment and poverty was the biggest problem.
“The economy is in bad shape. The solution to all the problems is people’s rule, he added.
Bilawal admitted terrorism is on the rise again as National Action Plan has not been fully implemented. “It was the PPP alone which called for fighting against terrorism,” he maintained.
He claimed that weapons left by the US have reached terrorists in Afghanistan. Those weapons have reached not only Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also Katcha area in Sindh.