18th Constitutional Amendment under threat: Bilawal

Kandhkot: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday claimed that the 18th Constitutional Amendment which protects Sindh and the country has been under threat. He was addressing a public meeting to pay tribute to late Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani here on his first death anniversary. Bilawal said Mir Hazar was a comrade of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. He served the country and the province. He said the People’s Party restored the Bhutto’s given constitution in its true essence. He said he will not compromise over the rights of people. Bilawal Bhutto said the 18th Constitutional Amendment which protects Sindh and the country has been under threat. The PPP will not allow any harm to the 18th amendment, he stressed. The PPP has decided with other political parties that no compromise will be made over the human and economic rights of all Pakistani citizens, he added. Earlier, talking to media here the PPP chairman said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf when failed to defeat the People’s Party in Sindh, now intends to remove it from power with conspiracies. He said no conspiracies will ever succeed against the PPP. He further said, “in politics the will of people prevails, while in cricket an umpire call the shots”. The PPP scion said that Sindh’s ‘world class’ institutions, such as the NICVD, NICH, and Jinnah hospital, are being taken away from the province. He said that Sindh has yet to be given its Rs90 billion for development funds. “They [the federal government] are doing it on purpose. They know they can’t defeat us in the elections so they have even made fake JIT reports,” he added. Bilawal said the “selected government” have no respect for the mandate of the people adding that no “puppet prime minister” could create problems for us. The PTI-led government, which had promised to create many jobs, has taken away people’s employment after coming into power, said Bilawal.  “Unemployment has been rising in every sector since the new government took over,” he said. When asked about the ‘downsizing’ in the media industry, he called it an attack on the freedom of the press and media. “The federal government is a part of this conspiracy,” he remarked. “We are only concerned with serving the people of Pakistan,” he remarked. He was flanked by other PPP leaders including Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. “Selected governments don’t respect people’s mandate,” he said