Under Imran Khan, Pakistan can barely defend Muzaffarabad: Bilawal Bhutto

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 August 2019, 05:52 PM
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (File Photo)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (File Photo)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Bhutto questions Imran Khan's ability over Islamabad's Kashmir policy.
    • Bhutto wonders if Pakistan will be able to save Muzaffarabad from India.
    • The statement comes on the heels of the revocation of Article 370.

In a scathing attack on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday outlined Prime Minister Imran Khan's massive failure to emerge as a successful leader in Islamabad's policy over Kashmir.

Zardari said under the leadership of Imran Khan, Pakistan's earlier policy to take Srinagar from India has changed to save Muzaffarabad from the neighbouring country.

The 30-year-old politician cited Prime Minister Khan's incapability for the deteriorating Islamabad policy in Kashmir, adding that no other government than the one led by Imran Khan has failed so badly.

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Speaking to the reporters, Butto said, "What used to be our policy on Kashmir in the past? Earlier, Pakistan's policy used to be how to snatch Srinagar from India. However, after Imran Khan assumed power...Pakistan's position now is how to save Muzaffarabad".

Bhutto, the son of country's first woman prime minister Benazir Bhutto further called Khan a 'Selected PM' and said the people of Pakistan are now seeking answers from the 'Selected' and 'Selectors'.

"Whatever you did with democracy, we tolerated it. You ruined the economy, we tolerated that too. You kept on sleeping and once awake, you got busy in arresting the opponents. You kept on sleeping and Modi snatched Kashmir," he went on to claim further.

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The statement comes on the heels of India's move to abrogate Article 370, stripping special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The move has escalated the already heightened tension between India and Pakistan.

Bhutto was interacting to media outside Adiala Jail, where his father and former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari is, currently, lodged in connection with a corruption case.

First Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 05:22 PM
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