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Bilawal tweets retort to slurs on slain mother

LAHORE: Sharply reacting to statements of PML-N and PTI leaders about slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari criticised the parties for maligning his mother 10 years after her assassination.

“Nakaam league and Nainsaf league are still attacking Benazir Bhutto a decade after her martyrdom,” the PPP chairman said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The tweet comes in response to sate minister Abid Sher Ali’s claim that Ms Bhutto’s name was also included in Panama Papers and assertion of PTI’s Naeemul Haq that the Qatari prince’s letter presented by the Sharifs before the Supreme Court on the issue was “doubtful” like the will of Ms Bhutto made public by Asif Zardari after her murder.

Hours after his statement from London, Mr Haq denied he had talked of Ms Bhutto’s will.

The young PPP leader, however, urged the jiyalas (diehard Bhutto loyalists) to remain calm and don’t react violently to the assertions.

“Let them do politics, we serve Bhuttoism,”tweets Bilawal.

In another tweet, he claimed that “the PPP has always done high moral ground politics,” pledging to follow in his mother’s footsteps.

Lashing out at the PML-N, he said the “Nakaam League couldn’t even face a day of dictatorship, went packing with their handbags,” a reference to ouster of Prime Minister Sharif by the then army chief Parvez Musharraf in October 1999.

“SMBB [Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto] can never be compared or equated to cowards,” the tweet reads.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed Punjab PPP president Qamar Zaman Kaira warned the PTI leadership of a “matching response” if it again dared to give derogatory remarks against the PPP leadership.

“Demonstrate maturity as you know how far we can go,” Kaira warned the party.

Courtesy : Dawn News



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