Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari enters active politics by addressing PDM rally, targets Imran Khan govt
Islamabad/Multan: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, youngest daughter of late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, made an impactful entry to politics by addressing the crucial Multan rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) where she targeted the PM Imran Khan-led government by saying the public has given its verdict and the "selected will have to go now".
The PDM rally was held after days of dilemma and conflict between the city administration and opposition workers over holding such an event when COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Pakistan.
Aseefa represented her party on behalf of her COVID-19 infected brother Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
"I have come among you today at a time when my brother, your brother, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is suffering from coronavirus. I hope that just like you supported the mother of democracy and the daughter of the east, you will support Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on PDM's platform. And I promise that I will support Chairman Bilawal and you at every step," she was quoted as saying by Dawn News.
PML-N Vice President Maryam, in her address, was quoted as saying by Dawn News that she was "convinced of the bravery of Multan's people" as she had been told that the administration had refused to give permission for a rally, yet people had gathered to hold one.
She accused the Imran Khan-led government of "throwing occupied Kashmir in [Indian PM] Modi's lap" and said that a campaign was being run for Pakistan to accept Israel as a state.
"Public wants to know if the selectors and selected are on the same page on the matter of Israel," the senior opposition leader said.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-(F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and PPP's Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, along with other PDM leaders attended the crucial event seen as a powershow against the ruling government.