Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif’s recent trip to Balochistan has sparked various political responses, particularly from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
In addressing a press conference in Mithi, Bilawal advised Nawaz Sharif to focus on resolving issues in Lahore rather than visiting other provinces. This advice followed Sharif’s visit to Quetta and PML-N’s announcement of an electoral alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) in Sindh.
Bilawal’s Call for Independent Politics and Ground Realities
Bilawal Bhutto emphasized the importance of PML-N engaging in independent politics rather than forming alliances. He expressed scepticism about PML-N’s reluctance to participate in local body elections and its recent alignment with the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), despite past conflicts.
Bilawal’s critique extends to the approach of politicians in Islamabad, whom he perceives as out of touch with the on-ground realities. He asserts the need for constructive politics, free from backbiting and revenge, as essential for Pakistan’s prosperity.
Concluding his remarks, Bilawal stressed the importance of a people-centric approach in politics, distancing himself from the power-centric tactics in Islamabad. He highlighted the need to directly address the concerns and needs of the people, suggesting a shift away from traditional political gamesmanship. Bilawal’s statements reflect his vision for a more inclusive and issue-focused political landscape in Pakistan as the country gears up for future electoral campaigns.