PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

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Bilawal reiterates demand to remove ministers with ‘links to banned outfits’

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
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ISLAMABAD  : Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reiterated his demand on Tuesday that “those ministers having links with banned outfits should be removed immediately as it in the country’s best interest”.

While addressing the media, the PPP chairman claimed the government has appointed controversial people in the cabinet.

“If the National Assembly session is so expensive then it is expected that the leader of the house appears in court,” said Bilawal, adding that the prime minister receives a salary, yet acts as a ghost employee

“The prime minister should appear in every session and be answerable to the house.”

Yesterday the government carried out the protest, not the opposition, clarified Bilawal.

“If I deliver a speech in English, then desks are banged, while if I deliver a speech in Urdu, they chant slogans.”

Bilawal on Monday hit out at the government, saying there are serious allegations against the newly-appointed Minister for Interior Ijaz Ahmad Shah over his alleged involvement in the murder of foreign journalist Daniel Pearl.

New interior minister was ‘involved’ in Daniel Pearl’s murder, claims Bilawal

“What kind of message are you [Prime Minister Imran Khan] trying to send to the international community with such a federal cabinet,” Bilawal remarked while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly on Monday.

Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped on January 23, 2002 from Karachi, and later beheaded by his captors.

Without naming them, the PPP leader claimed that certain members of the federal cabinet were facilitators of terrorists and had links to banned outfits.

In the same breath, he urged the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to remove all ministers who had “ties with proscribed organisations”.

Bringing PM Imran into his line of fire, Bilawal said: “You [PM] can’t hide your own incompetence by reshuffling your federal cabinet.”

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