LONDON: The Pakistan Individuals’s Social gathering (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has mentioned the social gathering won’t let a ‘benami’ prime minister grow to be a dictator with no uniform.
Addressing a press convention in London, Bilawal mentioned the Bhuttos have at all times confronted Kerbala in Rawalpindi and switch of pretend accounts case from Sindh to Rawalpindi is the newest manifestation of that.
The PPP chief mentioned the faux accounts case, involving his father Asif Ali Zardari and his aunt, mustn’t have been transferred from Sindh to Rawalpindi. He mentioned the alleged crime scene is in Sindh and the case ought to have been heard in Sindh, crime scene is in Sindh and the case ought to have been heard in Sindh, however the Supreme Court docket rejected his petition asking the NAB to carry an inquiry into the faux accounts case within the twin cities. He mentioned the PPP staff are saying that Rawalpindi has by no means given us justice as within the case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was hanged in Rawalpindi, and his mom Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in Rawalpindi in a bomb assault. And now the faux accounts case, mentioned Bilawal.
“The PPP staff say that Kerbala is created for the PPP in Pindi each time and there may be historical past to it, however we aren’t terrified of Pindi; I demand to shift all different trials to Sindh and I’m able to face trial in Pindi; there can’t be two legal guidelines in Pakistan. If I might be tried in Rawalpindi then others must be tried in Sindh,” he mentioned.
Bilawal alleged that double requirements of justice are on full show as his household is being victimised whereas Imran Khan, his sister Aleema Khan and PTI leaders Jahangir Tareen and PTI’s allies are exterior of the remit of legislation and accountability. Bilawal mentioned the switch of pretend accounts circumstances to Pindi is a violation of his rights because the citizen of Pakistan. Bilawal alleged that the 18th Modification, NFC Award and the basic rights are beneath assault beneath the PTI authorities. He mentioned the arrest of Siraj Durrani from Islamabad by NAB has despatched a incorrect message to Sindh. He mentioned there may be one legislation in Pakistan for Imran Khan and his individuals and one other for remainder of the nation. He mentioned Imran Khan’s belongings are in billions and he has not labored after 1992.
“He has no supply of earnings since 1992 so the place does he get his cash, what are his sources? His sister Aleema Khan owns tens of thousands and thousands, has made dozens of properties in Dubai, New Jersey and New York; all we all know is that she had a stitching machine that helped her to grow to be a millionaire; there may be Jahangir Tareen who had an offshore firm and overseas Swiss accounts however no JIT for Imran Khan, Aleema or Tareen to research their technique of earnings. Solely we’re the targets of this so-called accountability,” he mentioned.
Bilawal quipped: “Aleema Khan is a magician. We would like her to show us how she made her cash by way of a stitching machine, how she made flats in New Jersey, New York and Dubai. It is a secret we might like to find out about,” he mentioned.
Bilawal mentioned the PM’s Particular Assistant Zulfi Bukhari was sprung out of Pakistan by Imran Khan himself whereas his identify was on the ECL. “All legal guidelines have been put aside for the buddy of Imran Khan. That was weird hypocrisy. Solely in Pakistan a benami prime minister can play with the Structure of the nation and he’s allowed to do this,” the PPP chief mentioned.
Bilawal condemned the PTI authorities for suppressing the rights of the Pakistani residents. “Our democratic values, democratic house and our human rights are beneath assault in the intervening time. The liberty of expression is crucial for any democracy and one of many primary pillars of a society however these values are beneath assault in Pakistan, there are deliberate assaults on media and there’s a plan behind it,” he mentioned.
Bilawal mentioned he was against Nawaz Sharif’s trial by Supreme Court docket in Panama case and requested the PML-N to let this matter be dealt by the Parliament. “It’s my view that this matter must be dealt by the Parliament and solely Parliament ought to maintain politicians accountable and never exterior establishments, however the PML-N didn’t take heed to me at the moment and what occurred after that’s identified to all,” he mentioned.
Bilawal mentioned the NAB’s legal guidelines are draconian in nature, that are used for political engineering. “The NAB’s ‘asset past means’ jargon stands for political victimisation and it’s utilized by the NAB when no proof of corruption is discovered. The NAB isn’t a free and honest establishment. This establishment was arrange for political engineering by Musharraf and the PPP was the primary goal as King’s Social gathering was made by way of the NAB. He requested: “Why is Pervaiz Elahi free, why is Pervaiz Khattak free, why Zulfi Bukhari is free, why Asad Qaisar is free, why Aleema Khan and others within the PTI are free. Why was Siraj Durrani arrested by NAB on the premise of allegations? Why is Musharraf sitting in Dubai and having fun with life scot free after destroying the Structure of Pakistan? Why there may be JIT on us to research our breakfasts and meals, whereas he’s allowed to make use of his frozen accounts? What’s the distinction? Is my blood completely different from his? Are we lesser beings?”
Bilawal provided that he was prepared to hitch fingers with Imran Khan to make amendments within the NAB legal guidelines. However he feared that the PM won’t take up the provide as a result of “persecution and political fixing” by the NAB fits him. He demanded that the NAB should be dismantled and a good accountability establishment must be fashioned for throughout the board accountability on honest and clear foundation. He mentioned that NAB is setting harmful precedents.
“The Chief Justice of Pakistan himself ordered to expunge my identify from the faux accounts report, to take away my identify from the ECL, however then added my identify within the written order implicating me. The place does this occur on the planet, this sort of discrepancy and double requirements? There’s distinction in written and verbal orders and it’s surprising? Why did he do this and who requested him to do this?” Bilawal questioned.
Bilawal mentioned his household is dealing with media trial for a number of months however they haven’t been given proper to defend themselves within the court docket. He claimed they’ve been denied primary rights in a brazen method. “I didn’t get proper to a good trial. My colleagues say the Bhuttos can not get justice from courts. There are millions of circumstances that the courts can take up, however they didn’t and they’re specializing in us. The faux accounts case was created in the midst of the election course of to control the outcomes; there ought to have been no suo motu by the Supreme Court docket,” he mentioned.
He additionally expressed solidarity with the media staff and mentioned there may be “no freedom of media and freedom of press in Naya Pakistan and we condemn assaults on the freedoms in Pakistan by the PTI authorities; assaults on journalists are unacceptable, freedoms loved beneath PPP govt at the moment are gone.”