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Bilawal Bhutto takes jibe at Imran for ‘distorting’ geographical fact

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his recent statement during his visit to Iran where he said that Germany and Japan had constructed joint industries on their borders to change nature of their relationship.


In his Twitter message, the PPP chairman showed his ’embarrassment’ on the premier’s statement.


He tweeted, “Our Prime Minister thinks that Germany & Japan share a border. How embarrassing, this is what happens when you @UniofOxford let people in just because they can play cricket.”


Earlier, while giving an example of France and Germany who joined hands to lay the foundation of the European Union (EU), the premier mistakenly confused France with Japan.


“The more trade you have with each other your ties automatically become stronger…Germany and Japan killed millions of their civilians until after the Second World War when they both decided to have joint industries on their border regions,” the prime minister was quoted as saying.


France and Germany together laid the foundation of the EU, which collectively helped improve the economy of the entire region.


Meanwhile, commenting on Bilawal’s tweet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani wrote that “PM said border regions of Japan and Germany have joint industries” while adding that “which you, my accidental chairman, failed to grasp”.


Meanwhile, Bilawal also referred to Prime Minister Imran as a ghost employee of the National Assembly.


Responding to a journalist’s question about the opposition wasting taxpayers money by protesting in the National Assembly, Bilawal stated: “If the National Assembly session is so expensive then we expect the leader of the house to be present. He [PM Imran] takes a salary and is a ghost employee. He should attend every session and be answerable.”


According to Bilawal, the opposition would do desk thumping when he spoke in English and scream when he spoke in Urdu.


Bilawal also accused the government on appointing individuals in the federal cabinet who had a controversial history. “We believe that it is in the benefit of Pakistan and the government that those individuals who are controversial and have links with outlawed organisations should be dismissed.”


In his speech on the floor of the National Assembly yesterday, Bilawal called Prime Minister Imran Khan ‘incompetent and unskilled.’


“The selected prime minister should be the one who should be relieved from his position,” the PPP leader said in reference to the sacking of former finance minister Asad Umar.


Bilawal once again accused a federal minister of having close associations with terrorists.


“If the government is serious about action against terrorists they have to sack the minister,” he said. “The anti-democracy minister considers us a threat. If they think we will remain silent over their abuses then let me them it’s not possible.”


Bilawal said that the PPP was not scared of dictators like Ayub and Musharraf, and will remain steadfast against the puppet government.


“We will continue to expose their anti-poor policies,” he said. “You have to be accountable that’s what happens in a democracy.”

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