Islamabad, In a series of interviews with panels of journalists on various private television channels, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has outlined the critical role of the PPP in the formation of governments in the Centre, Punjab, and Balochistan. He expressed gratitude towards the electorate for their support in the recent elections, highlighting the PPP’s unique position with representation in all four provinces of Pakistan.
According to Pakistan Peoples Party, Chairman Bilawal emphasized the PPP’s manifesto and its new approach to politics, aimed at burying the politics of hatred and division to reduce political instability for economic stability. He noted that the full election results were pending, and the decisions of independent candidates would play a crucial role in shaping the final political landscape. Bilawal stressed that no government could be formed in the Centre, Punjab, or Balochistan without the PPP’s support, underlining the party’s pivotal position in the political equation.
The PPP, contesting the elections with a focus on its manifesto, aims to introduce reforms and policies to ensure economic prosperity and address political toxicity. Bilawal highlighted the party’s commitment to public-private partnerships, drawing on successful experiences in Sindh with infrastructure and healthcare projects. He emphasized the necessity of consensus on economic policies and the implementation of the party’s manifesto to the extent possible, given the likely coalition government scenario.
Bilawal also addressed questions regarding the election process and the PPP’s performance, particularly in Lahore, where initial results showed promise but later changed. Despite this, he remains optimistic about the PPP’s potential and its bright future in Punjab, citing the party’s legislative efforts and initiatives like the Benazir Mazdoor Card in Sindh as examples of its commitment to worker and student welfare.
Regarding government formation, Bilawal indicated the PPP’s focus on establishing coalition governments in Balochistan and Punjab while maintaining a strong presence in Sindh. He outlined priorities for Balochistan, including replicating successful Sindh projects and establishing healthcare facilities, to foster a sense of stakeholder inclusion among the province’s residents.
Bilawal called for addressing complaints of irregularities in the counting process and results, especially from Karachi, and highlighted the need for a political consensus to establish peace in Balochistan. He proposed the creation of a new “Charter of Democracy” or at least a code of conduct in politics to prevent political differences from becoming personal vendettas, urging mutual respect among politicians for Pakistan’s progress.