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Should the Bilawal-Nawaz meeting ring alarm bells for the PTI?

March 11, 2019
Amber Shamsi explores what the meet between Bilawal Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif means for the PTI

Amber Shamsi, the host of SAMAA TV’s programme Sawaal, shows shots of Bilawal as a child going to visit his father, former president Asif Ali Zardari, at Karachi central jail with his mother, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister at the time. She says Nawaz was on a spree to preach accountability.

She compares the scene to the events of today when Bilawal visited Nawaz in jail instead while “a storm of accountability” prevails in the country.

She says both political parties – PPP and PML-N – accused each other of corruption in the 1990s. And the era ended with Musharraf’s martial law.

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Going over the events of the years after Musharraf’s rule, she says the two parties decided not to let the democratic system derail again because of political completion and fighting.

But then she shares clips of PML-N leaders Saad Rafique, Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz critiscising Zardari over corruption.

Coming to 2013, Nawaz became prime minister for the third time. And the rivalry between PPP and PML-N continued fiercely. This time, Shamsi shows videos of Bilawal and Zardari taking jabs at Nawaz and PML-N.

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