Bilawal Rebuffs 'PDM Wants NRO'

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, PPP chairperson, told the media on Sunday that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had not asked for “relief”, and that it was rather demanding “democracy, equality, and an end to unemployment, inflation and poverty”.

Bilawal was talking to reporters in Thatta when he responded to a question about the allegations that PDM was only seeking an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).

He further said the government is only talking about the NRO as it has no power to withstand the PDM’s criticism but the people could “clearly see through these tactics”.

Taking to the questions regarding any internal disputes between the PDM and PPP, he said: “Our CEC (Central Executive Committee) has endorsed every decision of the PDM.” He reiterated that the decisions related to contesting the upcoming by-elections or any other elections will be made from the PDM’s platform “with mutual consent”.

The PPP leader also rebuffed Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid’s comments who had said the PDM had acknowledged defeat and the PPP had won. He said: “I understand that PDM’s win is PPP’s win and PPP’s win is PDM’s win so we are one. When PDM wins the people of Pakistan win.”