KARACHI - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Yesterday said a historic protest would be staged against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government if they did not accept his four demands.

Addressing a press conference at the PPP Media Cell office after chairing a meeting of the party core committee, the PPP chairman said the prime minister would see the real opposition after non-acceptance of his four demands on December 27.

“Three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has looted the country and he should face the courts as faced by PPP leaders, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Yousuf Raza Gillani,” he said, adding they had given enough time to Nawaz Sharif and it seemed they were not willing to accept even one of the PPP demands. “The government is not making fun of us, rather it is mocking the entire nation,” he said, adding Nawaz Sharif himself had announced to begin accountability from him in the Panama leaks. “We are not asking the government to accept our demands. Instead, we will make it happen and force the government to accept them,” he said.

Outlining his four demands, Bilawal Bhutto said a parliamentary committee on national security be formed, PPP’s Panama bill be passed, resolution of all parties conference on CPEC be implemented and foreign minister be appointed immediately.

He said the incumbent government wanted to lead the country towards the path of dictator Ziaul Haq, but they would not let this happen. “Some politicians take U-turns while others want to have good working relationship with all. I will not take U-turn and lead a protest campaign at all cost,” he said, adding he was a new entrant in political arena, but do politics for what was right. “I ask all political parties of the country to join hands with PPP in this campaign as we have no other option except this,” he said.

Bilawal Bhutto claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had hidden money abroad stolen from the nation. The PPP chairman further said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was not answerable and was not ready to come to the parliament.

Bilawal said if Lahore’s budget was compared to that of the rest of Punjab, injustice would be clearly visible. He added peace and security situation in Punjab was deteriorating.

Meanwhile, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, accompanied by Senator Saeed Ghani and Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, met Dr Asim Hussain who is currently undergoing medical treatment at Jinnah Hospital.

He spent an hour with PPP Karachi Division President Dr Asim and discussed with him various issues, including restructuring of the party in the city.

Later, the PPP Chairman left for Dubai to meet Asif Ali Zardari to discuss several issues pertaining to the national politics and the party affairs. The two would also discuss the course of protest against the PML-N government and preparations for possible return of Asif Ali Zardari.