Ready to confront country’s myriad challenges: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari


Lahore, JAN 21: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Sunday that he was ready to confront the country’s myriad challenges.

Addressing the public gathering in Lahore, the former foreign minister said, ‘’The PPP will contest the elections with verve and clinch victory. I want to bury the politics revolving around vendettas. I do not want to see any of the workers facing vendetta.’’

He took a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder, saying, ‘’We were tired after urging the PTI founder to not stage the politics, revolving around the usage of foul language.’’

Bhutto-Zardari reiterated his commitment to provide the masses with free electricity up to 300 units. ‘’I want to snatch the subsidy from the elites and spend it on the masses.’’

‘’We cannot hand over the country to the old politicians anymore as the country is facing severe hardships,’’ he said.

– Handling economic crisis –

Bhutto-Zardari stressed the need for handling the economic crisis on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Samaa TV, the former foreign minister said, ‘’We have a 10-point agenda for the elections. We will address the challenges in line with ballooning inflation, poverty, climate change, and unemployment through the party’s manifesto”.

‘’I could have said to make me premier without presenting the manifesto. If we will consider ending the elites’ subsidy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not stop us,’’ he added.