Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the “rigged” general elections of 2018, that saw Prime Minister Imran Khan coming into power two years ago, have damaged the country more than any other event in its history.
“On this day, a selection was held which has caused a great damage to the country and undermined its democratic system,” Bilawal hit out at the ruling PTI, which is celebrating its landmark victory in the general elections. He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday.
Bilawal, while pointing out irregularities during the 2018 polls, said, “I wonder why security personnel were deployed inside the polling stations”. “Never in the history was such a step taken… not even during the general elections 2008 when terrorism was at its peak in the country,” he added.
The PPP chairman said Imran Khan has failed to fulfill his promises of making Pakistan a corruption-free country, providing five million low cost houses and millions of jobs to the masses.
“Today, the entire nation is on one page that ‘selected’ Imran Khan has to go… he has destroyed the country’s democracy and economy.” Commenting on the newly-introduced ordinance related to the incarcerated Indian spy, Bilawal said: “You [PM Imran Khan] were supposed to become an ambassador of Kashmir but you have become an advocate of Kulbhushan Jadhav”. Meanwhile, Bilawal met on Saturday with Balochistan National Party supremo Akhtar Mengal, who had last month parted ways with the PTI government, dealing a mighty blow to the ruling coalition.