Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari lashed out at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on April 30, and accused him of back-pedalling on the Kashmir issue because of his “friendship” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari newsmedialive
Bilawal has also referred to Sharif as “Modi ka yaar” (Modi’s friend) and said the PPP would always back the Kashmiri people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistan counterpart thehindu
Addressing a meeting at Kotli in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in connection with the forthcoming state legislative assembly elections, the PPP leader said he will never remain silent over the rights of Kashmiris. “We are beside you and we will remain beside you in your each struggle,” he said.
Bilawal also accused Sharif of being soft towards India and its leadership despite what he called India’s anti-Pakistan policy.
Bhutto tweeted this image at his rally in Koti BBhuttoZardari/Twitter
Bilawal accused Sharif of keeping silent on the Kashmir issue since the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) came to power three years ago. He said Sharif never spoke about alleged atrocities by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. “I will inform the world about the oppression of Modi Sarkar,” he said.
“Whenever I speak of the Kashmiris, Modi government and the Indian media start propaganda (against me). They burn our pictures, hack our party’s website because they know that Bhutto’s voice is heard across the globe,” he said.
“Let us all come together to defeat Modi’s friend Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Sharif’s defeat will be Modi’s defeat and the victory of Kashmir,” he added.
The young PPP leader whose party is currently in power in Pakistani Kashmir, blamed Sharif of using political power to build a “business empire.”
PPP Chairman said that: “PM Sharif will not be able to complete his constitutional tenure for his the boat of his government is sinking.”
Bilawal also demanded the resignation of Sharif over the revelations in the Panama Papers leaks.