Pakistan should send a clear message to Kashmiris: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said Pakistan will have to send a clear message to Kashmiri people that every Pakistani is with them at this difficult time.

Addressing a press conference with Senator Farhatullah Babar and Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar at Zardari

House Islamabad, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government wants to divide the people of Pakistan by

antagonizing the opposition. The government has started arresting the women of opposition.

Faryal Talpur was sent to Adiala Jail at midnight from the hospital bed where she was being treated and the

doctors had advised to treat her in the Cardiology Hospital. The law is that no one can be sent to prison from hospital after 5pm but Faryal Talpur was forced to go to the prison at midnight. The government knew that I was in Kashmir to offer Eid prayers with Kashmiri brethren and my father President Zardari was in jail,

Chairman Bilawal said. The government was also aware that the next morning was Eid and there would be no

newspapers the next day. All this proves that the PTI government does not want one voice for Kashmiri


Chairman PPP said that whenever he meets Kashmiri activists and journalists, they ask whether the Pakistani

Prime Minister is also involved in conspiracy against Kashmiris. The joint session was summoned on the

demand of the PPP and when we went to show solidarity with Kashmiri people, the government also sent its representative. It is unfortunate that Prime Minister Imran Khan did not go to Muzaffarabad despite the fact that AJK government had invited him to address the AJK Assembly.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government has totally ruined the economy and price hike has made the

lives of the people hell. However, on the Kashmir cause the people of Pakistan have the right to ask the

government about its efforts for the cause and why is everything going in accordance with what Imran Khan

said in an interview. Pakistan should expose Modi and his tyranny instead of targeting the opposition. The

foreign journalists ask us about the difference between PTI and Modi governments because both are on the

same page with regard to suppressing people. He said that Kashmiris still remember Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and

Benazir Bhutto who had fought for the Kashmiri cause and even today, PPP will continue to do so.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he will visit Skardu and will talk about human rights violation in Pakistan as well as the attack on the media by PTI government. He said that PPP will not let incapable Prime Minister

Imran Khan to harm Kashmir cause. He demanded of the government to take seriously the happenings in

Kashmir and play its role for national harmony. Pakistanis will never forgive the PTI leadership and

government if they do not support the Kashmiris who have the right to decide their own future. He said that

the statement of foreign minister yesterday was unfortunate and Pakistanis and Kashmiris both are

disappointed with his statement.

Answering a question, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his family will file a petition against sending Faryal

Talpur to prison. He said that President Zardari was not even allowed to offer Eid prayers despite requesting

the officials.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that this government is taking action against all institutions which are raising

their voice for Kashmiris like Amnesty International, New York Times and the BBC. On the floods in Karachi,

he said that a propaganda campaign has been waged against Sindh government but it is also a fact that the rain this year was record-breaking and Karachi is below sea level unlike the sloped cities of Islamabad and Lahore. He appreciated efforts of Sindh government as well as the bureaucrats who sacrificed their Eid to clear the city of rain water.