LARKANA: The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) train march under the leadership of party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari arrived at the Larkana railway station in wee hours on Thursday after more than 40 hours of the journey that kicked off from Karachi on Tuesday.
Upon arrival at the Larkana railway station, the march titled “Caravan-i-Bhutto” was given a warm welcome by a large and charged PPP workers and activists who gathered there to fete the party’s chief.
“I’ve reached home,” the PPP chairman announced, expressing gratitude to party workers for showing up in large numbers.
Addressing at the railway station, he said former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto embraced martyrdom but never deceived the public. “Zulfikar Ali Bhutto never took U-turn on principles,” he said, slamming Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Accountability strengthens democracy. We won’t accept political vendetta in the name of accountability,” he said, alleging that the July 2018 elections were massively rigged by blocking the way of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab.
The PPP chairman criticised National Accountability Bureau (NAB) actions against party leaders, including former chief minister of Sindh and party stalwart Qaim Ali Shah.
“We are not afraid of NAB or anybody else,” he said, adding they have faced NAB in the past too.
He vowed not to let anyone tinker with the country’s constitution of 1973 and provincial autonomy.
Mr Bhutto-Zardari stressed the need for across-the-board accountability to rid the country of corruption. “There should be a system of across-the-board accountability not revenge to eliminate corruption.”