Have no option but to demand immediate elections: Bilawal
Islamabad: (Suno News) Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Monday that he had no option but to demand immediate elections.
While addressing the golden jubilee of the Constitution organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in Islamabad, he said: “Elections will have to be held for people to release their anger.”
He added: “People have only one day to release their anger. Before anyone else gives an order, the election commission should fulfil its constitutional responsibility [of holding elections].”
He remarked: “Delay in elections is equal to not holding elections. Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the restoration of the Constitution.”
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He emphasised: “Judges must first present themselves for accountability. All politicians presented themselves for accountability before the judiciary.”
He also said: “All politicians should get equal opportunities in clean and transparent elections. A consensus must be created between the Parliament and the judiciary.”
The PPP chairman thanked the SCBA for inviting him to the golden jubilee of the Constitution.
“The 1971 Constitution lays down the principles of rule of law,” he remarked.
“The SCBA worked for the supremacy of the Constitution. It played a role against the dictator,” he pointed out.
“Democracy protects human rights. Constitution is the soul of any state,” he added.