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‘Go Nawaz go’ chant will come alive: Bilawal

‘Go Nawaz go’ chant will come alive: Bilawal

LAHORE: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says he is firm on his four demands from the government and will launch a drive for the ouster of the prime minister if these are not met by Dec 27.

Briefly speaking to the media here on Thursday, he said he would not take U-turn on his demands he made in a Karachi rally on Oct 17. These are: forming a parliamentary committee on national security, adopting the PPP-drafted bill on Panamaleaks probe, implementing Asif Zardari’s resolution on CPEC, and appointing a full-time foreign minister.

The PPP chairman said the party was chanting the slogan of ‘Go Nisar go’ (for Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar’s role in arrest of PPP leaders) but warned that if these demands were not met by Dec 27, then the slogan would change to ‘Go Nawaz go’. However, he made it clear that there would be no U-turn on the demands and the course of action.

Responding to a query about announcing office-bearers of the central Punjab chapter, he said the names would be made public soon. He hoped that the party would stage a comeback in Punjab in the near future.

“I’m quite optimistic that if we work together, we may win here (in Lahore) and from across Punjab.”

Bilawal paid tribute to deceased PPP leader Jahangir Badar, saying he had worked with his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his mother Benazir Bhutto as well. He said the PPP would remain indebted to the late Badar for his service to both the party and the nation. He said the vacuum created by his death would not be filled.

Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari accompanied Bilawal when he visited the bereaved family of Badar.

Published in Dawn, November 18th, 2016

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