WASHINGTON: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan should prepare for possible instability in Afghanistan after US pullout from the neighbouring country.
Talking to journalists in Washington after addressing a gathering at the US Institute of Peace on Friday night, the PPP chairman said that decision makers of the country should keep in mind that Pakistan was only “used” in the past by United States on such occasions.
“Presently, the US is giving importance to Pakistan only for the sake of Afghanistan but it is a good opportunity for Pakistan to improve relations with the United States,” Bilawal said.
Bilawal Bhutto also stressed for Pakistan’s preparations to tackle likely instability in Afghanistan after pullout of US troops. He advised for planning to tackle the situation in the event of US forces withdrawal from the country.
Replying a question about cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal said that he doesn’t feel the PML-N supreme leader is getting a fair trial.
About the PTI government, the PPP chaimran the party in power has no direction and in their comparison, the PPP government in Sindh is taking ‘exemplary steps’ for the welfare of people.
Earlier, addressing at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, Bilawal Bhutto also stressed that Pakistan needed to carve out a strategy for the time when American forces will pull out of Afghanistan.
The PPP chairman added that Pakistan has rendered numerous sacrifices in war on terror and has always pushed for dialogue as a solution to Afghan conflict for peace in the neighbouring country can ensure the same in Pakistan.