Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman, stated on Thursday that he opposed outlawing any political party and would be the last person to do so, possibly about the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
As a result of the PTI employees’ violent protests after Imran Khan’s arrest in a corruption case, which damaged public and private property, authorities warned the group and issued a ban.
To avoid being banned, Bilawal asked the PTI leadership and members to conduct themselves like a political party rather than a “group of terrorists” in a press conference here. He forewarned that the government would be forced to outlaw the party as a last resort if they launched an “armed rebellion” against the state. On the other hand, he voiced the hope that the government would not.
The PTI was admonished by Foreign Minister Bilawal to “not make matters worse” and to end the bloody protests all over the nation. He referred to the PTI employees’ response as “completely unjustified,” arguing that violence had brought forth a scenario that required serious discussion.
He stressed that those responsible for criminal activity would be held accountable.
Bilawal charged that the PTI had broken the law and the Constitution and had brought about anarchy in the nation.
I think the PTI has gone too far, and I think the state, the relevant institutions, and the courts now must uphold the law and the Constitution. He claimed that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the PTI were the only groups to attack the General Headquarters (GHQ).
According to him, Imran Khan was detained according to the law and the Constitution. He said the accusations that led to his arrest were “serious.”
“You and I would have been in jail if you and I had been involved in this crime. According to Bilawal, Khan Sahib “always demanded accountability in the nation. He made the snide remark that if Imran had been imprisoned, his supporters would have praised him for his courage.
But the PTI turned to violence rather than urging peaceful protest. They gathered rocks, sticks, and firearms.
He insisted Imran Khan had abused his position of authority. While in office, the former premier opposed reforms and asserted that the then-opposition was applying pressure to obtain a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
He claimed that the PPP has never celebrated its political rivals’ arrests. “When a politician is detained, the entire nation loses,”
He pointed out that while the PTI supported the NAB, the PPP had always been hostile.
Today, our allies have been backing our stand. We also introduced NAB reforms. Now instead of 90 days, the remand in NAB custody has been reduced to 14 days.
He claimed that the PPP was attempting to hold elections nationwide.
We still want the election to be held on time,” he said.