ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday demanded from the government to immediately provide ailing former president Asif Ali Zardari medical facilities and send him to hospital for treatment.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Bilawal Bhutto expressed hope that Zardari would be taken to hospital. He said that so far the government was not providing medical facilities to his father.
Earlier in June, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team had apprehended Asif Zardari from Zardari House in Islamabad in the fake bank accounts case.
The arrest had been made after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had rejected his petition seeking extension of the pre-arrest bail.
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“The PPP will not bow down under any pressure. On Oct 23, a public meeting will be held in Thar to send the government packing,” the PPP chief said blaming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for confiscating basic economic rights of people.
The PPP chief said protest was everyone’s democratic right and they were compelled to hold protest after rigging in poll and economic breakdown. “People have been pushed into storm of inflation and tsunami of taxes.”
“Since Khan Saab himself has reaped benefits from protests then he should understand that everyone has the same right,” he said.
He declared Imran Khan “the most coward PM in the history of Pakistan” for threatening to use force against “peaceful protest”. He should not be afraid of a march, he maintained.
Bilawal said the PPP officials were aiding Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March.
“PPP has had consistent stance of playing democratic and peaceful role, so we are exposing the government at every forum,” he responded to a query regarding the PPP deserved to lead the Azadi March.