LAHORE -  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday reiterated his demand for the removal of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan otherwise, he threatened, his party would launch a ‘Go Nawaz Go’ campaign.

He has already set a December 27 deadline for the acceptance of party’s four-point charter of demands. “Go Nawaz Go” will be echoed from Karachi to Peshawar if the government fails to accept our four demands,” he said while addressing the party workers on the fourth day of the PPP Foundation Day celebrations. He said the victory of a political leader of a banned outfit in the Jhang by-election a few days ago meant the burial of the National Action Plan.

“The National Action Plan does not exist anymore after the Jhang by-election,” he said. Bilawal said he would become prime minister with people’s support in the 2018 elections.

The PPP, he claimed, was the biggest party of the country. “We should try to have all four demands met,” he said. He was critical of the PTI government’s performance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said the province had been hit by ‘tsunami of terrorism’. The PPP chairman called PTI chief Imran Khan as ‘Chaacha’. There are reports that the PPP chairman plans to contest by-election on a National Assembly seat in Sindh after which he will be appointed as leader of the opposition in the lower house of the parliament, replacing Syed Khursheed Shah. It is likely that young Bilawal will contest the election from his mother Banazir Bhutto’s traditional Larkana seat.


Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Saturday, PPP Sindh President Nisar Khuhro defended the Sindh law against forced conversion of religion. He said the Sindh Assembly passed the bill against forced conversion to protect minorities’ rights. Religious segments are criticising the law which bans change of religion before the age of 18 and declares it against the teachings of Islam. However, rights activists are in all praise of the step taken by Sindh legislature.

“There is no logic behind the changing of religion by a child until he/she gets complete knowledge about it. Young Hindu women could not be forced to convert religion for the purpose of marrying a man of other religion after the enforcement of law,” he argued in reply to a question.

Khuhro was critical of ‘the concept of development introduced in Lahore by Punjab chief minister’. He said the all projects seemed to be Raiwind specific, the residence of Sharif family. “I saw development works in the Lahore areas leading to Sharif family’s residence in Raiwind,” he said.

He added the Punjab government completely ignored the people living in slum and underdeveloped areas of the provincial metropolis. He said the federal government diverted funds from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to build multi-billion Orange Line project in Lahore but it did not pay any heed to addressing the problems of the people.

“We had seen no development on Karachi Circular Railways Project despite tall claims of the federal government,” he said. Similarly, the prime minister’s pledge to provide Rs1 billion for the development of Thar region in Sindh was yet to be fulfilled, he said. He also said the PML-N government must address the concerns of small provinces on the CPEC.

Khuhro reiterated the PPP’s demand to enhance Rangers’ operation in Punjab which, according to him, had become a need of the hour after winning election of a man from banned outfit in Jhang. He said the South Punjab had turned into a safe haven of terrorists. Had the PPP’s demand to enhance NAP’s implementation in Punjab been addressed timely, the terrorism in Pakistan could have been eliminated to a large extent, he said.