Chiniot: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is set to address a rally in Chiniot on Saturday (today), in a "show of force" just as the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resumes his journey to Lahore via GT Road after stopovers in different cities on the way. "But it appears that you want to hide behind the oppression of [Zulfikar Ali] Bhutto shaheed and Bibi [Benazir Bhutto] shaheed", he said.
Bilawal said he will not make any contact with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), will not pick their calls or go to a meeting.
"PPP has never supported the PML-N but we always come forward for democracy", Bilawal said on whether his party will support Nawaz in his struggle.
Speaking to media in Chiniot, the PPP chairman said that Nawaz Sharif is determined to repeal Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution, but it is not feasible for him to return to parliament at this moment. "It is a bit disingenuous to link the two".
"I have asked the Senate's human rights committee to take up the issue as well", he added.
While criticising the judiciary and the ex-premier for the latter's criticism of five honourable judges, the PPP chief said that it appears that contempt of court applies only to the PPP. Bilawal slammed his political rivals and hoped that PPP will form the government after 2018 general elections.
Defending the recently-introduced accountability law in Sindh, Bhutto said that the right to legislate on the matter had been transferred to provinces after devolution of powers.