Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday reiterated his demand to hold general elections in the country within the constitutionally mandated period of 90 days.
Bilawal repeated his party’s firm stance on polls days after reports emerged in a section of mainstream media claiming that the PPP would “adjust” its position on elections in 90 days.
On March 5, the PPP chairman’s statement was shared on its official handle X, formerly known as Twitter: “Chairman [of the] Pakistan Peoples Party @BBhuttoZardari has urged that the general elections should be held according to the Constitution, so that the democratic government can solve the problems of the people.”
Referring to the tweet, a local publication claimed that it was the first time in recent weeks that the PPP called for adhering to the Constitution, without referring to the 90-day deadline.
During an interaction with journalists in Karachi today, Bilawal said: “The PPP demands that the elections be held within 90 days.”
The PPP — which had been the most vocal among all parties in calling for elections within three months — demands that elections should be held at the earliest and as per the Constitution, he added.
Bilawal says that the PPP does people-friendly politics and governance. “Our contest is with inflation, unemployment and poverty.”
Without taking the name of the establishment, the PPP’s top leader said that he wanted to give a message to the “puppet makers” that they should stop experimenting on the people of Pakistan.
“Let the people make their decisions,” he added.
Responding to a question about the drive against the PPP, the former foreign minister said that his party responded to the propaganda and character assassinators with “performance”.
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