Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday said former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto made Pakistan the nuclear power it is today.

“It has been 38 years since the judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and we haven’t received justice,” said Bilawal at Garhi Khuda Baksh on the occasion of the death anniversary of ZA Bhutto.

“Bhutto's only crime was that he loved the public and he was hanged for it. He made this country a nuclear power and came up with a transparent foreign policy.”

The PPP chief also questioned the policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that the ruling party had only Panama to worry about.

“Why the country cannot get rid of IMF. Why we cannot get rid of corruption. If there is progress as you say it is then why Pakistanis are bearing the brunt of loans,” he added.

Earlier, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari labeled his opponents as ‘paper tigers’ and said that since the past 15 days, he had been staying in Punjab which had scared his rivals.

“It is disappointing to note that today electricity is not double expensive, but it is not at all available to the people,” he said.

Zardari paid rich tribute to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and said that atrocities had been committed against the former prime minister. He said that the purpose of this annual gathering was to highlight the importance of Bhutto’s sacrifices.

Zardari said that CPEC was his party’s project and that PPP was the only one who had a philosophy on how to govern the country. The former president promised people that the next government would be formed by the PPP.

“We have always been the victims of character assassination,” he said. “In the next election, PPP will form the government,” he added.