People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) seems to be in a state of confusion.
Talking to the media on Sunday after visiting Charsadda along with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to offer condolences over the death of Begum Nasim Wali Khan, he said that the idea of forming the PDM was put forward by the PPP.
However, neither the PPP nor the ANP attended the meeting of the PDM a day ago.
Bilawal said that those political parties with a clear political stance are better positioned to give a tough time to the PTI-led government.
It seemed that the PDM has no clear-cut strategy, he added.
He said that earlier, all the parties in the PDM were supportive of an action plan but it could not be implemented because there was no consensus among the parties.
“Unless there is a consensus on action plan, there is no point in re-joining the PDM,” Bilawal maintained.
He said that if the opposition collectively target the PTI government, it would be better for the country.
“The opposition is unanimous that the people of Pakistan are suffering because of the incompetent government,” said Bilawal. “We are facing unprecedented poverty because of the economic policies of the government.”
About the PPP and ANP relations, he said that the two parties hold both political and ideological connection.
The PPP chairman said the party will stand before “this ineligible, selected government like a wall and fight against it.”
“Together with the ANP, we will work both inside and outside of the parliament. We want everyone to raise their voice against the government’s upcoming budget.”
Bilawal said that had the opposition worked on the no-confidence motion, neither Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar nor PM Imran Khan would be in their offices.
ANP Central Senior Vice President Ameer Haider Khan Hoti thanked the PPP leadership for consoling him in his hour of grief.
He said that the PPP and the ANP had been rivals and allies in politics.
In the current political scenario, the PPP and the ANP have an important role to play, which they will continue while occupying the benches of the opposition, Hoti said.