LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his party would pursue the politics of federation like it always does for the prosperity of the people.
Addressing a news conference at Bilawal House, he said that a weak democracy is better than dictatorship.
He alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) made coalitions with the banned organisations and both these parties were confused over the issue of terrorism, however, only PPP’s stance is clear about terrorism and extremism.
He said that a red line should be drawn between democracy and extremism. “We should observe limits while speaking against others in our messages,” he said.
Bilawal further said that people warmly welcomed the PPP leadership from Karachi to Khyber and their response was positive. “Now, we may win or lose, but the journey of democracy will continue forever,” he said.
To a question, he replied that the PPP had reservations on the electoral process but the party would still remain in the field and participate in the elections.
“We are being barred from running our election campaigns,” he alleged and added, “But, we will contest these elections as a challenge.”
Vowing to continue what his maternal grandfather and mother started, Bilawal said that elections should be transparent, free and fair as only fair elections could result in true democracy.
He alleged the PML-N has always won elections through rigging and it believes in selection instead of the election but the PPP would bring true democracy to the country.