ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly criticised Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s controversial tweet linking PTI’s planned sit-in to Quetta tragedy and asked him to delete his account, ARY News reported.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif linked Indian aggression on Line Of Control with the recent attack on Quetta’s police training centre with PTI’s November 2 sit-in against the government.
“IK preparing to attack Islamabad… Accidental coordination?” read the tweet posted by the PML-N stalwart.
A number of Twitter users condemned the tweet and its timing but soon came the response that mattered. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari replied and asked the minister to delete his tweet and even his government, adding that it is shameful to play politics over the tragedy which killed 60 people and injured 109 others.
‘Delete your tweet. Delete your account. Delete your ministry. Delete your government. Shameful to play politics now! Ignore clowns.Do ur job!’ said Bilawal.
Delete your tweet. Delete your account. Delete your ministry. Delete you government. Shameful to play politics now! Ignore clowns.Do ur job! https://t.co/LrrLJJc12X
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) October 25, 2016
The PPP chief also reminded the defence minister to do his job and ‘ignore the clowns’.
He, however did not clarify as to what did he mean by ‘clowns’.
Irresponsible & stupid! Equating enemy + terror attacks by enemies of Pak with 2nd largest pol party’s peaceful democratic protest 4 ehtesab https://t.co/jswE7J9ItH
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 25, 2016
Senior PTI leader Shireen Mazari also termed the tweet ‘irresponsible’ as it equated Pakistan’s enemies with a political party’s protest for accountability.