Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that whoever wants to resign from the parliament, must go ahead, but should not dictate others to follow suit.

Bilawal was addressing the media in Karachi on Monday after the PPP Central Executive Committee.

The PPP chairman said it was the stance of the party from day one that the resignations should be the last resort to topple the PTI government.

He claimed the the results of by-election proved that the masses have rejected the PTI.

Bilawal said If we have boycotted the by-election at the behest of other parties, the PTI would have won.

He said it was the PPP which convinced all parties to contest by-elections.

He announced that the PPP has decided to resign from the steering committee of the opposition alliance PDM on the issue of a show cause notice.

Earlier, party sources have said that Raja Pervez Ashraf, Sherry Rehman and Qamar Zaman Kaira will resign from the PDM steering committee today.

They said that the PPP CEC is of the view that the PDM is a political alliance and no component party is subordinate to any other party.

An attempt has been made to cause irreparable damage to the alliance by issuing show cause notices to the PPP and the ANP, the sources quoted party leadership as saying.

The PPP leadership sought an apology if the PDM wants to keep the alliance intact, sources added.

The chairman said that the doors of the PPP are open to every party that is against the government.

He announced that the PPP is standing with the ANP.

He said by making resignations conditional to the long march, the alliance had suffered a serious blow.

Bilawal said all decisions will be taken after consultation with others.

He criticised the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) for a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and said it is not in the interest of common man and Pakistan should cancel it.

He asked the government not to burden the masses beyond their capacity.


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