PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said that the joint opposition, once it forms a government in the Centre, would not take revenge against their political opponents.
“…we thank everyone for their sacrifices, and now, once again, a Pakistan based on Constitution and law is about to come into existence,” Shehbaz told the National Assembly after adoption of no-confidence resolution against Imran Khan on Sunday, hoping that the alliance moves the country towards progress.
Shehbaz said, “this might be the first time in Pakistan that the country’s daughters and sisters were sent to prison,” but maintained that he wanted to forget the past and move forward.
“When the time comes, we will speak in detail, but we want to heal the wounds of the nation; we will not send innocent people to jails, and we will not take revenge,” he said, noting that the law will take its course without interference.
“Neither I, nor Bilawal, and nor will Maulana Fazal will interfere. Law will be upheld, and we will respect the judiciary,” Shehbaz said, thanking Ayaz Sadiq for chairing the historic session.
In a historic first for Pakistan, Imran Khan was removed from the office of prime minister through a no-confidence motion.
WE’VE MADE HISTORY, SAYS BILAWAL: “I would like to congratulate the whole nation and this House, as for the first time in the history of the country, a no-confidence motion has succeeded and we have made history,” said Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in his address after Shehbaz.
The PPP chairman recalled what had happened on April 10, adding that on this day, the country approved the 1973 Constitution.
“On April 10, 1986, Benazir Bhutto ended her self-imposed exile and arrived in Lahore to launch her struggle against Ziaul Haq,” said Bilawal.
The PPP chairman said that on April 10, 2022, the person who was declared “selected” by the opposition and proved himself to be an “undemocratic burden” on the country saw the end of his rule.
“Today, on April 10, 2022, we welcome [you] back to the purana (old) Pakistan,” Bilawal continued.
The lawmaker from Larkana said that he had joined the National Assembly only three to four years ago, adding that whatever he has learned during this time was probably more than he had learnt throughout his life.
“I have a message for the Pakistani youth that they should never give up on their dreams as nothing is impossible. Democracy is the best revenge. Pakistan Zindabad,” concluded Bilawal.