Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday said that history will only remember Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a mass murderer.
Addressing a rally in Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, Bilawal said Modi — who was involved in the mass murder of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 — was now killing the Kashmiris.
The PPP chair was referring to the large-scale, anti-Muslim massacre 17 years ago when now-PM was the chief minister of Gujarat state and at least 1,000 people, most of them Muslim, were burned and hacked to death.
He warned the Indian premier further: “Try entering Srinagar, he will get to know his place!”
Bilawal said that the PTI government’s foreign policy has led to the country’s “isolation on the international stage”.
“It took them [the government] a year to destroy our foreign policy,” said Bilawal.
Lambasted the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government, the PPP leader said that the premier has backtracked on all the promises he made before coming into power.
“It is very easy to criticise others, but difficult to come through on the promises made to the people of Pakistan,” the scion of the Bhutto political dynasty said.
“He used to say that he’d rather take his own life than beg other countries for money,” he hit out at PM Imran.
According to Bilawal, ever since the prime minister has been at the helm, “Pakistan has taken record-loan in a single year”.
“The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf [PTI] vowed to give jobs to 10 million people,” he said, adding that, the public has fallen prey to the their “economic terrorism”.
The PPP chairman said that PM Imran has forced people into destitution instead of giving them a roof over their head.
“Even the dollar exchange rate has sky-rocketed,” he cried out to the crowd.
Despite the cost of the Peshawar Metro Project having ballooned from Rs30 billion to Rs100 billion no one has held the PTI government accountable, he added.
In light of the recent accountability proceedings against his father Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal claimed that PM Imran wants to lock up the entire opposition leadership. “This is clearly nothing more than political victimisation under the garb of accountability”
Taking aim at the country’s apex anti-graft body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), he deemed its tactics to nothing more but thuggery.
Bilawal also warned the government from oppressing Pakistanis as they would be held accountable.