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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari doesn’t think that Nawaz Sharif is looking for any deal

Reporting | - Posted: Mar 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Mar 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari doesn’t think that Nawaz Sharif is looking for any deal

He met the former PM at Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail on Monday

Photo: AFP

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is sticking to his principles and so is the PML-N, said PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“He is very sick. I got no inkling that Nawaz Sharif is willing to compromise on his principles,” he said while speaking to the media after meeting the PML-N chief at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday.

“My father was in jail for over 11 years. He wasn’t even convicted. All the cases against him were reopened and he was acquitted in them,” he said. During this entire time, I never heard anything of a deal being struck between my father and former president Pervez Musharraf, he remarked.

Many PPP workers had gathered outside the prison to greet the PPP scion.

Related: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to meet Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira had said that the meeting didn’t have any political agenda. Bilawal expressed similar thoughts.  “I only came here to inquire about Nawaz Sharif’s health.”

The PML-N and PPP don’t eye-to-eye on many issues. The political differences will always be there, but our culture and religion teach us to ask about each other’s well-being, he said. “He [Nawaz Sharif] should be given the best medical treatment. I hope the PM and his government think on humanitarian grounds,” he said.

The PPP chief said pressure is being put on Nawaz. This injustice cannot continue especially when someone is sick, he remarked.

Charter of democracy

The charter of democracy was signed between former PMs Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif in 2006. They both learnt that only democracy can take the country forward, said Bilawal.

Related: Like father, like son: Zardari says Bilawal won’t scare easily

“We, however, failed to implement the charter of democracy to its entirety,” he remarked. We didn’t implement judicial reforms. We need to emphasise the charter of democracy, he added.

‘Historic day’

Bilawal said that the day is quite historic for him. Many PPP workers were jailed in this prison when they stood up against dictatorship, he added.

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One Comment

  1. Naveed  March 11, 2019 4:59 pm/ Reply

    Sad to see corrupt mafia playing dirty tricks and protrays it as religious obligation. So sad to see how steep and low thier moral values are. I am in awe.

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