Pakistan

Bilawal equates Sharif’s disqualification with end of dual standard politics

CHITRAL: Equating Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification with an end of dual standard politics, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the former premier has been defiant to make constitutional amendments which finally resulted in his ouster.

Addressing a public gathering at Polo Ground here, the PPP Chairperson said General Zia had incorporated Article 62 and 62 in the constitution in his dictatorial regime under which Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

Coming down hard on Sharif, he said: “Nawaz Sharif was never an idealist politician but an opportunist who wanted these Articles of the constitutions to remain intact.”

“Sharif’s claims of being idealist is beyond understanding for his criminal silence for last two decades but the recent test of accountability has turned him a so-called idealist,” he added.

He said Sharif wanted to keep these articles to use them against the opponents which resulted in his own ouster as Prime Minister.

He also slammed the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for irregularities in the governance.

Around 500 policemen were deployed around the venue of public gathering.

Early today, several PPP leaders reached Chitral to take part in historic public gathering including Sherry Rehman, Farhatullah Babar, and Nadeem Afzal.

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