Bilawal slams rulers for ‘depriving Balochistan of its basic rights’
HUB: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday blasted the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government for depriving Balochistan of its basic rights, ARY News reported.
“The sense of deprivation is born when provinces are treated as colonies. Balochistan, Sindh, South Punjab and FATA have been considered as colonies in the past,” he said addressing a public rally in Hub, Balochistan.
He blamed the ruling government for all the failure to provide basic facilities to residents of the province.
The PPP chief said a mindset of a group of people sitting in Islamabad had always thought of small provinces as their colonies which deprived Balochistan of education, health and other facilities.
He pompously recalled a number of developments and decisions taken by the PPP governemnt in the best interest of Balochistan during its tenure including providing provinces autonomy through 18th Amendment in the Constitution.
Bilawal accused the PML-N government of hijacking the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project whose foundations, he said, were laid by former president Asif Ali Zardari.
“Today the PML-N government has captured the CPEC project. People know it very well who is the real founder of CPEC. It was ex-president Zardari who extended cooperation to China. He handed over Gawadar Port to China,” he said.
He said aim of the project was to bring prosperity in the region by providing marginalised people employment.
The PPP chairman also came down hard against former dictator Pervez Musharraf for the ‘brutalities’ he carried in Balochistan.