PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari criticized PM Anwaarul Haq Kakar’s decision to attend the forthcoming UN session, insisting that the foreign minister, not the prime minister, should represent Pakistan due to the caretaker government’s limited mandate. During a press conference at Baloch House, he urged the interim administration to focus on facilitating fair elections and handling the nation’s basic affairs.
He appealed to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to expedite the announcement of the election schedule, establishing an elected government to address pressing issues. Bilawal visited Baloch House to express his condolences for the recent murder of Meer Asif Khan Baloch’s younger brother.
The PPP leader noted that his party would consider potential electoral alliances once the poll schedule is released. Despite Imran Khan’s imprisonment, he highlighted ongoing challenges in the country, such as the political crisis, and urged for renewed focus on addressing terrorism and law and order problems.
Future Plans and Praise for the New Chief Justice
Mr. Bhutto-Zardari also discussed future initiatives of the PPP, including a housing project in Sindh promising homes for two million people and a Youth Cards scheme akin to the Benazir Income Support Programme. He emphasized that subsidies should prioritize the needy instead of benefitting the elite or fertilizer companies.
Furthermore, he praised the newly sworn-in Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa for conveying a potent message of empowerment by having his wife by his side during the oath-taking ceremony. He acknowledged Sarina Isa’s influence, equating her to the powerful force behind a successful man. Bhutto-Zardari called upon the Chief Justice to work towards restoring the judiciary’s credibility.