‘The time for dialogue has passed’, Bilawal rejects PM’s offer


LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, while rejecting the offer of National Dialogue by Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that the time for dialogue has passed.

Talking to media on Monday, Bilawal Zardari said that there is no backdoor contact between the government and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). He said that PDM has made it clear that any further dialogue will only take place after the puppet Prime Minister has been ousted. His challenge to stage a week long sit-in in Islamabad is an acceptance of defeat, he said.

He said the long march would definitely take place and PDM would decide when and how. “It is our prerogative, we will play our cards how we want and when we want”, he added.

The PPP Chairman said that people are unable to buy medicines or two daily meals, they cannot pay gas and electricity bills, they will come along with us in the long march and we will force Imran Khan to resign when we reach Islamabad with full public support.

He said that there was no freedom in the media or the parliament, adding that false propaganda was spread in the media after his meeting with Shehbaz Sharif. The meeting was only to offer condolences on the death of his mother.

Bilawal Zardari said that secret ballot is the constitutional right of parliamentarians to vote as they wish, our position on the matter is clear. Talking about the deadline to submit resignations, he said that PDM members will submit resignations to party leadership by December 31 but we have not announced when they will be used.

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