Never called PM Nawaz or uncle Altaf traitors: Bilawal


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday said that Nawaz Sharif was a democratically elected prime minister of the country and that he never termed him a ‘traitor’.

A PPP delegation led by Bilawal called on the chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rahman to discuss the Kashmir issue and the overall political situation of the country.

The delegation comprised of Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Faisal Kareem Kundi and Senator Farhatullah Babar.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the PPP chairman said Maulana Fazlur Rahman was his senior as he also worked with his father for the sake of democracy in the state. “We want to continue working together with the JUI-F,” he added.

Asked about any secret agenda of the meeting between the two parties, he noted that Fazl was the chairman of parliamentary committee on Kashmir saying the meeting also focused on the same issue.

‘Nawaz, Altaf no traitors’

Bilawal further said that he had differences with the prime minister on several issues, but never termed him a ‘traitor’. “Nawaz Sharif is a democratically elected prime minister of the country,” he asserted.

“I had only said that Modi Kay Yaar Ko Aik Dhakka Or Do (Give another push to Modi’s friend), that too, in the context when Premier Sharif himself gave this impression by inviting the Indian prime minister to a family marriage in Raiwind,” he explained.

“I can never imagine to label an elected prime minister as a traitor,” Bilawal said, noting that he was the son of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

The PPP chairman expressed similar views for the founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) saying that he also never described uncle Altaf as a traitor.

Video: Bilawal statement on MQM founder

“Uncle Altaf was a political reality in Karachi’s context and he still is,” he said.

‘Minus-one formula’

Bilawal also reacted to Thursday’s tirade of Imran Khan saying that minus-one suggestions do not suit the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

“My grandfather was subtracted, my uncles Shahnawaz and Mir Murtaza Bhutto were also eliminated,” he recalled while speaking to journalists.

Watch: Bilawal reaction to minus-1

Today they are asking to subtract Asif Ali Zardari, he regretted adding that tomorrow they may also ask for eliminating Bilawal.

“These things give a bad name to Pakistan,” the PPP chairman said.

In the end there was an interaction between Bilawal and Fazlur Rahman which can be viewed here.