‘Lion wants someone else to hunt for him’, Bilawal takes dig at PML-N

Politico asks people to vote for PPP in general elections as they did in local body polls held last year

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari addresses a public gathering in Shahdadkot, Sindh on January 17, 2024, in this photo taken from a video. — Geo News
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari addresses a public gathering in Shahdadkot, Sindh on January 17, 2024, in this photo taken from a video. — Geo News
  • PPP chief eyes simple majority after Feb 8 polls to become PM.
  • Bilawal vows to abolish 17 ministries, subsidies if elected to power.
  • Party candidates take oath to serve “only nation not their families”.

Amid rising political temperatures ahead of the February 8 general elections, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has thrown shade on Nawaz-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) once again.

Political parties are expediting their electioneering with a series of manifestos, new vows, and past performances. Besides, PML-N and PPP are eyeing the premier’s office and desperately swaying voters to elect them to power.

“Only jiyalas are present in the electoral field and fully ready to contest [general polls],” said the PPP chairman while addressing a public meeting in Shahdadpur.

“On the other hand, ‘lion’ [PML-N’s electoral sign] is hiding like a cat and wanting someone else to hunt for him,” he said taking a dig at the Nawaz-led party.

“It is a bloodsucking lion who wants blood of labourers, farmers, and the nation. PML-N has an electoral sign of ‘lion’ in Punjab, (and in Sindh) ‘star’ — election symbol of Grand Democratic Alliance — is its facilitator.”

He appealed to nationals to give a heavy mandate to his party on February 8 by voting for PPP candidates in all constituencies from Karachi to Kashmore. 

With a clear majority, PPP would be empowered to perform all public welfare tasks will full force, he added.

The politico asked people to vote for his party in the general elections as they did in local body polls held last year, referring to mayoral elections in which his party won across Sindh.

“Only Peoples Party is contesting polls with a manifesto while other parties want to secure their personal interests. We have to make the nation aware of PPP’s 10-point economic plan.”

“We will increase your income, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) coverage, 300 free electricity units will be given to all families through solar power generation, and interest-free loans to women,” vowed Bilawal.

The former foreign minister said that he spent 18 months in the federal capital where he came to know that public funds were not being spent on the welfare of the nation.

He vowed to abolish 17 ministries and subsidies to the elites and spend the funds on public welfare projects if elected to power.

Bilawal added that he would soon become the prime minister after the nation voted PPP candidates to power. He also took oath to the PPP candidates to “serve the nation instead of their families” after winning the forthcoming polls.

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