Foreign Minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said that timely elections would ensure Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan got no ‘facilitators’ in national institutions.

“Imran wants to open the door of dictatorship, so he can become the prime minister once again through the backdoor. He wanted elections to be held earlier, so his facilitators in the establishment would ensure his success (in general elections),” he said while speaking to the media in Larkana.

The PPP chairman said that Imran’s facilitators have left the establishment, but they might be present in some other institutions.

Bilawal said that governments in the past did not complete their constitutional term but the PPP ensured that it would not happen now. “First, from 2008 to 2013, then 2013 to 2018 and now again the parliament is going to complete its term in 2023,” he added.

He said that Imran Khan was trying all the dirty tricks so that the parliament does not complete its tenure. “Despite floods, economic issues and unemployment, Imran wants the parliament dissolved and stop the democratic progress,” he continued.

Meanwhile, Bilawal visited the under-construction Trauma Center in Larkana where he was briefed by Chandka Medical College Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Gulzar Tunio about the facilities to be provided to the poverty-stricken patients of the area.

Bilawal said that patients not only from Larkana, Qamber-Shahdadkot and Jacobabad but also from Balochistan and some districts of lower Punjab used to arrive here.

The Larkana trauma center would be linked with the trauma center in Karachi. He said that 1122 ambulance service would be started in Larkana also. This service has been started in Karachi and he wanted other big cities of Sindh, Larkana, Sukkur and Hyderabad, to start the service.

He said that emergency services are most needed in hospitals, adding earlier the mortality rate statistics of women and children were alarming. Considering this, we are working with the Child Life Foundation to establish emergency services for children in every district.

He said that wards had been established and according to international standards, children’s emergency services would be provided in every district of Sindh together with Child Life Foundation.

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