President Zardari a US agent: Ghinwa
KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party-Shaheed Bhutto chief Ghinwa Bhutto said on Thursday that those raising voice for the creation of new provinces were speaking in the tone of the United States.
“Those presenting the resolution(s) for new provinces are in fact fulfilling American and Western agendas,” she asserted while speaking at Waqt News television’s programme “Awami Express”.
The PPP-SB chief said they wanted to make the PPP a party of the people (as it stood in the past). The incumbent government was not of the Pakistani people but of the Americans, she said, and called President Zardari a US agent. “Whatever America wants, he does,” she added. According to her, the present PPP was not more than “a gathering of capitalists and feudal lords”. She regretted that the government had even snatched the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing from the general populace.
The PPP-SB chairperson refused to accept that the 1973 Constitution was in enforcement, and maintained that the system of Ziaul Haq was being run instead. She was of the view that the electorate did not have the liberty to cast their votes. “They are forced to obey feudal lords and capitalists. They are forced to do whatever these notables ask them.”
She said after coming to power, her party would restore the 1973 Constitution and make amendments to it in the larger public interest.
Ghinwa recalled that Mir Murtaza Bhutto had been assassinated during her sister’s regime as the country’s premier. “The courts released all accused after 15 years and disposed of the high-profile murder case,” she said with dismay, adding that now they were looking towards the high court for justice.
About the participation of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr and Fatima Bhutto in the country’s politics, the PPP-SB chief said they would not lead the people right now. “I do not want the heirs of ZAB to be part of this ‘dirty’ politics.” She, however, added that ZAB Jr and Fatima Bhutto would land in the political arena when the people got organised and wished to be led by them.
Ghinwa refused to accept PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as the heir to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.