PTI would not get its prime minister in AJK: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said yesterday that a Prime Minister belonging to Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf will not be elected by the masses in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Addressing a public meeting in AJK’s Sehnsa area, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan had vowed to become Ambassador of Kashmir instead he has become the “advocate of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav.”

He added: “It is very sad that our Speaker Kashmir Assembly Ghulam Sadiq is not with us anymore but his son is our candidate and continuing his father’s mission. The PPP’s relation with the Kashmiris goes back three generations.”

The PPP Chairman said that the people of Occupied Kashmir were facing tyranny of Narendra Modi and fighting the Hindutwa philosophy whereas the people of Azad Kashmir were facing the economic tyranny of Imran Khan.

“The people are facing poverty, inflation and unemployment of Imran Khan’s government. We have to send a message to Banigala and Islamabad that the people of Kashmir will decide for Kashmir. Now Kashmiris will not take dictation from the prime minister. The PPP’s stance has always been that the future of Kashmir will be decided by the Kashmiris. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had given us a slogan about plebiscite,” he maintained.


He said the PPP initiated parliamentary system in Kashmir so that the people can decide for themselves through their elected representatives. “The problem now is that PM Imran Khan is taking decisions for Kashmir. This PM had promised to become the Ambassador of Kashmir instead he has become an advocate for Kulbhushan Jhadav. He is trying to give NRO to Kulbhushan Jhadav. He issued an Ordinance for Kulbhushan Jhadav in the darkness of the night. When Jhadav refused to use your NRO then the PM was forced to bring the issue in the Parliament but the PPP will not become a partner in your crime of giving NRO to Jhadav,” he added.

Bilawal said the Kashmiri people had been taught that they will fight for thousand years and Benazir Bhutto who accepted that Pakistanis will shed their blood where Kashmiris shed their sweat.

“When Occupied Kashmir is attacked the Prime Minister says on the floor of the Assembly that “What can I do?” He had promised to stand on the roads on every Friday for Kashmiris but he did not fulfill his promise. He altered the map with his own pen and this was his response to the historic attack on Occupied Kashmir. We will never compromise on Kashmir,” the PPP chief contended.

Bilawal said Imran Khan can remain silent over Kashmir “but we cannot.” There will be PPP’s Prime Minister in Kashmir as well as in Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave nuclear technology to Pakistan and Benazir Bhutto gave missile technology and Imran Khan is now saying that he does not need them. If you declared Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir a security risk then what should be called this PM who has compromised on Kashmir and given NRO to Jhadav,” he said.

Bilawal said Imran Khan was after Pakistan’s nuclear capability. “This PM has become a security risk. On 25th July, the Kashmiris will send a message to the entire world that they have rejected this PM. The Kashmiri will side with PPP. Kashmiri people have decided that they will decide their future on their own. The poor people of Pakistan and Kashmir are suffering due to failed economic policy of Imran Khan,” he said.

The PPP Chairman said the PPP was the only party which does not compromise on Narenbdra Modi. “Our leadership has never met Modi and never shook hands with him. Modi is our enemy exactly the same way as he is your enemy. We do not invite him for celebration to our house,” he said.

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