ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said if the founder of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was alive today, he would have announced protest march against the corruption of present day PPP.
In a rejoinder to the speeches of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Garhi Khuda Bux, he said if the PPP respected the courts, then why and against whom they had announced to launch the protest. He advised the PPP leadership to protest against their own corruption .
He said when the ‘corruption addicts’ were treated, they resist the move, he remarked.
He said that today’s PPP was as much related to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as was Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N linked with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He questioned how long would the PPP leadership use the names of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto for personal gains.
Chaudhry Fawad made it clear that speeches, hue and cry and threats could not save them from the accountability process.
He said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had not asked the PPP leaders to commit corruption , then why they were shying away from accountability using Bhutto’s name.
If the PPP leaders would take to the streets, the nation would hold them accountable, he said adding, the recent “Save the Daddy” train march had already flopped.
Seeing the people’s lack of interest in the protest, they had tried to name it “Karwan-e-Bhutto,” he said.
Bhutto’s ideological and true followers were reluctant to support the corrupt elements, he observed.