Pakistan PM Imran Khan throws open challenge to Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto
JAMRUD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday challenged former president Asif Ali Zardari and his son Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto to spend one week in a container.
“I invite you to come to the Islamabad and hold the sit in. I have asked for the container to be cleaned up and will also provide food for you,” the prime minister said as he challenged Zardari and Bilawal to spend at least one week in a container.
The prime minister was reacting to statements made by Zardari and Bilawal over toppling the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government if the 18th amendment was abolished.
During an event to mark the death anniversary of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the former president said it was time for them to march to Islamabad as Prime Minister Khan had already taken the country back 50 years.
Referring to the ruling PTI’s demonstration in 2014, the PPP leader further commented: “We won’t be staging sit-ins like the ones they used to stage that they would go home in the evening.
“We will lay down on the roads and will only return when they’re forced out of the government. Don’t let your patience falter, will very soon start a campaign to oust them.”
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his address vowed to topple the government if the 18th amendment was rolled back.
“If 18th Amendment was rolled back or efforts were made to impose One-Unit, then I will end your government in one stroke,” Bilawal said.