ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said his sister Aseefa Bhutto Zardari would become his voice, if he was arrested.
“If I am arrested then my voice would be Aseefa Bhutto Zardari. We are raising voice against political victimization,” Bilawal Zardari said while talking to media after appearing before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in JV (Joint Venture) Opal case in Rawalpindi.
He said despite the chief justice of Pakistan’s saying that he was innocent they (NAB officials) were harassing and subjecting the PPP leadership to political victimization.
Bilawal said when he was made shareholder of the company he was just seven-year-old.
“We will never retreat from our struggle, specially at the time when poor of the country are being suppressed. He said neither the PPP nor masses accept the PTIMF budget. I received another notice from NAB, after I announced to launch struggle against PTIMF,” he said.
The PPP chief warned the incumbent government that it had committed economic murder of the nation and then it would say that the place for living peacefully was grave only.
“Your every attempt to pressurize us will fail,” he said.
Bilawal regretted that neither Leader of the House, nor Leader of the Opposition attended the National Assembly proceedings. He expressed the hope that soon Leader of the Opposition will arrive in the country and play his role in national politics.
Earlier talking to media, PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said NAB was being used as a weapon. Attempts were being made to bar attention from economic crisis, he said.
Another PPP leader Sherry Rehman on this occasion said Bilawal cannot be charged in the case as he did not hold any public office at that time. “PPP does not fear from being politically victimized,” she said.
The NAB had summoned Bilawal Bhutto in the JV Opal case. Rawalpindi branch of the office had called on the PPP chief to appear before him on February 13. NAB had demanded that Bilawal submit all documents for the Zardari Group from 2008 to 2019.
He was also asked to provide a list of the board of directors for the company.
NAB has been probing the PPP leader’s fake bank accounts and money laundering case. The office had submitted eight measures in the accountability court last year.