Ghotki: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing a large gathering on Friday.
GHOTKI (ENN) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday warned the federal government of consequences if the 18th Amendment of Constitution of Pakistan was “touched” or efforts were made for imposing One Unit system.
Addressing the large number of participants at a rally in Ghotki, Bilawal accused the government of intending to amend a consensus constitution given by late former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
“They want to do away with the 18th Amendment slowly and gradually, and want to usurp the rights Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he alleged. “They want to bring One Unit system.
The PPP chairman said because of One Unit system, the country was split in the past as well. “We have rendered sacrifices of our lives and we will not let the constitution to be harmed,” he asserted.
Bilawal said they knew that stronger provinces would result in a strong federation, adding, “But this ‘benami’ prime minister wants to deprive you of your rights”.
“PM in Ghotki had said that the federation was going to be bankrupted. Listen you puppet! The federation is pushed towards bankruptcy due to your economic policies,” he said.
The PPP chairman warned that if efforts were made to roll back the 18th Amendment, then there was going to be ‘Dama Dam Mast Qalandar’ in the country.
He criticised the prime minister for not having reached Quetta, despite a tragic loss of lives there in a suicide blast earlier in the day.
Today, people have been longing for food. Load-shedding, inflation has made life difficult for the masses,” Bilawal lamented.
“This is a bunch of incompetent individuals, who have been unable to govern the country.”
He also reminded the participants of the prime minister’s claims in which Imran Khan had vowed not to take loans, maintaining that doing so impawned the security of the country.
He lamented that the dollar, which was once traded at Rs100, was not being exchanged for Rs142.
“The puppet had claimed to provide 10 million jobs, but today the youngsters are complaining about unemployment,” Bilawal said.
“They deprived the people of shelters in the name of anti-encroachment drive, let alone providing the masses with houses they had promised.”
The PPP chairman also criticised the new tax amnesty scheme by the government describing it as a “slap in the face of tax payers”.
“Whose black money you want to turn white through amnesty scheme? Is it of Jahangir Tareen’s, yours or Aleema Baji’s?” he asked. “Imran Khan, do you want to whiten the black money of your properties converted into offshore firm?