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Gilani’s victory in Senate will open new chapter of democracy: Bilawal

Gilani’s victory in Senate will open new chapter of democracy: Bilawal
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is addressing a press conference on February 24, 2021 in Lahore. – YouTube

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday expressed confidence in the victory of the opposition parties in the upcoming Senate elections, saying that “the victory of Yousuf Raza Gilani will usher in a new chapter in democracy”.

“Inshallah, the Senate elections will be a victory for democracy and democratic candidates,” the PPP chairman told a press conference in Lahore along with Gilani, the joint opposition candidate in the Senate elections.

Bilawal added, and then, at the end of March, we will have a march.

The PPP chairman claimed that the government was being shown a difficult time by the opposition ahead of the March 3 Senate elections, despite their small numbers.

“We know we are going to the battlefield with fewer votes. We know we seem to be outnumbered. But despite these small numbers, we are giving the government a tough time,” he said. ”

He thanked all the opposition parties for their decision to support Gilani on election day.

“The democratic journey we are all striving for will continue […] We are telling everyone: Final push this falling wall. “

In response to a journalist’s question, Bilawal insisted that the Pakistan Democratic Movement was united, “as always.” He said the PDM was only focusing on contesting the Senate elections at the moment, and would only consider whether to launch a no-confidence motion after the elections.

Asked if PTI’s Jahangir Khan Tareen posed a threat to the opposition with his “plane”, Bilawal said: We will compete on the basis of democracy. “

“Voters have to decide for the betterment of parliament and this time they have a candidate who is a former prime minister,” he said. “Yousuf Raza Gilani (when he was the Prime Minister) would answer questions from the government and the opposition, come to Parliament, respect everyone. […] You did this because you are not your own political party, but the leader of the whole House.

He said Pakistan’s MPs should be elected – whether they want technocrats or democracy.

“This is a test for our members. Will you vote according to the expectations of the people or out of fear of Imran Khan?” Bilawal asked.

When asked if the move to contest the Senate election, when the opposition in the National Assembly is not in the majority, would mean that the government would be ousted by a lack of trust from its own members. “I have always talked about democracy and parliament and this is the field where we can fight. We believe that no battlefield should be left empty. We want the government to be changed in a democratic way,” Bilawal said. ۔

The PPP chairman said it was the current government that had used “other tactics” such as the National Accountability Bureau and “dictatorial tactics” against its own members and allies. “This kind of work may go on for a while, but we all know that if this country is to develop, it is through democratic means,” he said.

“We must move forward according to the expectations of the people, not under pressure from any other constituency,” Bilawal said.

He said that it seems that the institutions are playing an impartial role before the Senate elections and he said that it should be welcomed.

The PPP chairman said that the PDM had been working against the illegitimate, incompetent and incompetent government from day one.

“We are giving them a hard time in every field from the PDM platform and will continue to give them a hard time until we achieve our goal,” he said.

Bilawal also spoke about the Charter of Democracy, saying he wanted it to be implemented. He said that he knew that it would be better for Pakistan and PPP.

The party chairman said that any amendment in the law or constitution could be brought only through the parliament. He said that the opposition would work on electoral reforms after the Senate elections.

He said the opposition’s aim was to bring about a government that would “take the burden off its shoulders instead of placing it on the people”.

“Our short-term goal is to overthrow the government. The long-term goal is the supremacy of democracy,” Bilawal said.