ISLAMABAD - PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari claimed that the government didn’t arrest the leaders of banned outfits but took them into “protective custody” to save them from Indian jets.
“They have been taken into protective custody so that the Indian planes don’t blow them up,” Bilawal told reporters in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The PPP chairperson was commenting on federal government’s recent crackdown against banned outfits, including Jaish-e-Mohammad and Jamaat-ud-Dawah.
On February 26, Indian planes violated Pakistani airspace and dropped their payload in Balakot before fleeing back to India.
The Modi government said that the planes were there to target a seminary linked with Masood Azhar’s JeM.
The government has taken into custody hundreds of members of banned organisations, including Masood Azhar’s brother and other relatives in the last two weeks.
The PPP chairperson also lashed out at the National Accountability Bureau for “making cases to control the politicians.”
Bilawal and his father Asif Ali Zardari recorded their statements at the NAB office in Islamabad Wednesday morning. They were interrogated for an hour and a half.