PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said Saturday his party was ready to back PML-N’s candidate for the prime minister’s slot if the Opposition is able to oust the incumbent government.
In a press conference alongside party leaders in the port city, Bilawal said in a democracy, anyone having the majority can decide who becomes the next prime minister.
“PML-N clearly has the majority; PPP and other Opposition parties are ready to sacrifice the prime minister’s seat for them,” the PPP chairman said, stressing the major stakeholder should announce its candidate for the office.
“We plan on not repeating the mistakes we did in the past,” he added.
Bilawal said that his party has decided to launch a “democratic attack” against the government and urged the other Opposition parties to adopt a unified stance of ousting the incumbent PTI-led administration.
The PPP chairman ruled out opting for undemocratic tactics to achieve the goal of dismissing the government.
Bilawal also advised PTI’s allies, especially the MQM-P, to join hands with the anti-government movement as the PPP is all set to begin its “awami march” tomorrow — from Karachi to Islamabad.
“However, if Prime Minister Imran Khan decides to resign voluntarily, then there won’t be a need to hold the long march,” Bilawal said.
Speaking about PTI’s Sindh Huqooq March, Bilawal said that the PTI leaders say that they have come out for the rights of the people of the province and hence, kick-started their march from Ghotki; however, they are the ones who did not give the farmers their due share of urea.
“The people of Sindh will respond accordingly,” he said.
Terming the march as a “political circus” he said that PPP has no threat from “a group of political orphans” gathered in Sindh.