KOTLI - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday stated that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government will not be able to complete its constitutional term as the days of the government have been numbered after the onset of the Panama leaks.

“Mian Saab, you step down as prime minister till probe into Panama Papers and then you can reassume the office after the completion of the investigation,” he said at a public rally here, ahead of elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will no longer remain silent on the Panama leaks issue. The government was going through a turbulent period and the “Raiwind throne” seems to be shaking, he added.

Bilawal said that the ‘wall of deception is about to fall’ and that PML-N’s demise will begin from Kashmir and reach Pakistan from here.

He dedicated the party’s rally to the martyrs who died as a result of “terrorism carried out by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)”, adding that he will ensure that the murderers get to face justice.

He accused that the funds of the Kashmir Council were being distributed in PML-N members by the authority seated in Islamabad and that fake voter lists were being produced by registering the votes of non-Kashmiri people.

Bilawal stated the “action replay” of the 2013 elections was there to be witnessed in the current scenario as PML-N is an expert in rigging.

He said the PM does not pay attention to education as it does not involve the use of steel through which he could secure his own profits.

The PPP chief added that Pakistani government did not decrease oil prices; they were actually reduced around the whole world. He said that all the development done in Kashmir was during PPP’s tenure and stated that his party wanted to provide employment to the people and uplift their living standard.

He promised the Kashmiri people that whatever seems as a distant dream as of now will become a reality when PPP comes to power.

Criticizing the prime minister, Bilawal said that Nawaz Sharif is not a leader but only a businessman who knows the art of making money out of privatisation and mega projects like metro buses and orange line trains.

Calling the prime minister a personal friend of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the PPP Chairman said that the country’s foreign policy under Nawaz Sharif’s leadership also reflects his business interests.

He vowed to stand by the oppressed in occupied Kashmir. “Whenever I talk about occupied Kashmir, Indian government and media severely criticise me. But I would never stop supporting the oppressed class there,” Bilawal vowed.

He claimed that Nawaz Sharif never uttered even a single word against atrocities being committed by Indian troops in the occupied territory.

“Mian Saab, you talk about human rights, but you never raise voice against human rights violations in occupied Kashmir,” the PPP chairman said.

Kashmir, he said, is a symbol of struggle in the entire world. He added that the global community has turned a blind eye towards the Kashmir dispute and stated that unarmed Kashmiris and Palestinians are becoming subjects to atrocities.

He said that peace in South Asia will also result in peace in the Middle East. He criticised the United Nations regarding its inability to resolve the Kashmir dispute by stating that the UN has passed resolutions regarding Kashmir, however, it has failed to implement those resolutions.


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur’s convoy was pelted with stones in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Kotli area.

According to reports, unidentified people pelted stones at Talpur’s convoy when she was on her way to Kotli from Mirpur. MNA Faryal, sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari, is in AJK for electioneering.

Two PPP activists sustained injuries and some vehicles were damaged in attack. Political Secretary AJK government has alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers attacked Talpur’s convey and also abducted two PPP activists.

Meanwhile, PML-N leaders have refuted PPP claims and accused People’s Party of firing.