- PPP chairman says people need to be told which countries gave “so much money to PTI”?
- He says there should be an investigation into “why the money was given and whether PTI facilitated these people”.
- Bilawal says delays in vaccine procurement will leave Pakistan behind in region in fight against corona virus
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday demanded that the facts behind the foreign funding case be brought to light in which PTI is involved.
“There are very serious allegations that the PTI is a foreign-funded party. The allegations have been made by its own members. But unfortunately, whether it is the court or the Election Commission, the truth cannot come out in front of the people.
“That is why the Pakistan Democratic Movement will protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan on January 19 and demand that the case be brought to a conclusion and all the facts of the case be brought to light,” Bilawal said.
He said the public needs to be told which countries have given “so much money to the PTI”.
“If a citizen from India or Israel funds the Pakistan Party, there must be a reason behind it.”
Bilawal said there should be an inquiry into “why this money was given to PTI and whether it has facilitated them in any way since PTI came to power”.
He said he believed that “if such a senior member had provided evidence of such a serious allegation”, the truth of the allegations should have been made public by now.
The PPP chairman said he hoped after the protest, “We will not be as disappointed as in the past.”
He said that the party as well as he would personally participate fully in highlighting the issue through press conferences and other means.
In response to a reporter’s question about “using backdoor channels to negotiate with the government”, he denied and condemned such reports, saying: “You yourself accept that these are negative reports. If you only knew the truth, there would be no such thing. “
“The government should resign.”
Bilawal said that whether it is Pakistan’s economy or the health sector, “our government has failed and that is why the people are suffering.”
“That’s why we demand that they resign.”
He said the PTI was embroiled in controversy and issues “there is everyone to see”.
“Transparency International says the most corrupt government in Pakistan is the PTI government,” he said.
The PPP chairman said that during his tenure, the issue of Billion Tree Tsunami Scandal, BRT Project Scandal and foreign funding had come to the fore.
‘Pakistan will lag behind in corona virus’
Bilawal criticized the government’s delay in purchasing a vaccine, saying that in the early months of the outbreak, all the benefits of fighting the corona virus would be lost at the same rate.
“Vaccines are the only way out of this difficult situation,” he said.
“Where Pakistan was ahead because of your sacrifices and lockdown, it will now fall behind,” the PPP chairman said.
He said that Pakistan has not made any arrangements for the import of vaccines, while India, Bangladesh and Western countries are moving very fast to make the vaccines safer.
“The Sindh government was expecting to introduce the vaccine in January. We were told to be ready by January so that the vaccination could begin,” Bilawal said.
He said the Sindh government had developed and developed “all mechanisms”, especially to ensure vaccinations for frontline workers who are “the weakest and most important” but that the vaccine “never came”.
“It looks like we’ll have to wait a long time.”
Bilawal said the government’s “unfair” approach would give priority to the private sector. “The private sector will have complete freedom. The private sector will be the first to arrange the vaccine and whoever has the money will vaccinate,” he said.
Instead, he said, what should have happened was that the government should have bought for the front workers first, “after which it is clear that the private sector can also start it.”
“But it won’t happen now.”