Time for dialogue over: Bilawal Bhutto

Lahore: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Monday reiterated his stance that the time for dialogue is over and now there will be a long march towards Islamabad to get the resignation of puppet prime minister Imran Khan.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this while talking to the media after condoling with the family of PPP leader Dilawar Butt who passed away a few days ago. He paid rich tributes to Dilawar Butt and said that he was a loyal and committed PPP worker. He said that Dilawar Butt taught his family the loyalty with which he served the PPP, the people of Lahore and the democracy.

Chairman PPP said that Imran Khan is ignorant of the ground realities and does not have any solution of the problems the people are faced with. He said that the PPP knows how to provide relief to the poor people of Pakistan in difficult times.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the PPP government provided relief to the people in 2008-2013 when the world economy was in deep recession. The PPP strengthened the agriculture of the country so that a prosperous grower can grow crops for the economy. Now this selected government is importing crops from abroad instead of giving the appropriate price to the growers for their crops thus destroying the agriculture of the country.

Responding to questions by the journalists, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the PDM will decide when to start the long march towards Islamabad to get the resignation of the puppet prime minister Imran Khan. We will take the poor people, the unemployed, the students, the growers and all the people who are being troubled by this selected government to Islamabad with us. He said that dialogue will be held after this puppet prime minister is gone. When we will reach Islamabad this puppet will leave the government, he said.

On the subject of secret ballot in the senate elections, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that on secret ballot we will follow the constitution. The people and their representatives have the right to secret ballot. This right of secrecy of vote is protected by the secret ballots and no one can victimise anyone after voting. The members have the right to use their right to vote without any fear. This is their constitutional right to keep their votes secret. Any change in this procedure could only be brought by the change in the constitution. Imran and his coterie have no knowledge of constitution but the courts are aware of constitutions. He said that he enjoys when government feels pain by someone eating pizza. The pizza which should be discussed is Papa John’s pizza that the owner of dozens of franchises is neither on ECL nor in prison.

Chairman Bilawal said that his meeting with Shahbaz Sharif was in the presence of other people including police. He also said that the PDM collectively decides issues and chalk out strategies and we have not decided when to use resignation option. Imran Khan ran away from debate in the parliament and refused to have a debate in the media. Imran Khan has admitted his defeat and has said that he will think about resigning, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said.