Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and others have been “politically orphaned,” according to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who declared this on Tuesday.
At a gathering in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh held to commemorate the 15th anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s passing, Bilawal said, “This is the reason there is a hue and cry in Bani Gala, this is the reason they have resorted to the politics of violence, and this is the reason why he hides and addresses workers via video link.”
The head of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal, also stated that the PTI will continue to push, incite, and ask for support from the establishment, but he promised that the party would make sure that no unconstitutional action would be taken.
The establishment had chosen a year before to stay apolitical and refrain from meddling in politics, but since then, Imran has been blaming former army head General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa for overthrowing his PTI administration.
The foreign minister urged the leader of the PTI to return to parliament since neither he nor his party “could stomach” what was coming to them. “Imran, in his rallies, has been using statements that are similar to Article 6 (treason) and urging the establishment to back him,” the minister added.
The foreign minister continued by saying that he does not want his political rivals to experience what his party members did. This cannot continue, but we also need to keep the system running.
The foreign minister criticized Imran for trying to reason with terrorists while he was a PTI leader and connected the rise in terrorism to Imran’s election as prime minister in his speech.
“Defeating terrorism cost Benazir Bhutto her life. However, who authorized this cricket player (Imran) to conduct negotiations with terrorists? We also launched operations against terrorists “He queried.
When the former prime minister “bowed down to the terrorists and engaged in discussions with them,” Bilawal questioned whose authority. “Who broke terrorists out of prison? Who let terrorists reside in this country while refusing to renounce their weapons or recognize the Constitution?”
“Today, terrorism is increasing once again as a cricketer was transformed into a prime minister,” the PPP leader continued.
He asserted that the coalition administration will employ extreme measures to break the back of terrorists.
Additionally, Bilawal said that Pakistan had its greatest economic crisis under the PTI’s rule and that to save his seat, Imran “launched a suicide attack on the economy.”
He continued by saying that the coalition administration avoided default “for the first time” in Pakistan’s history.