Bilawal to take oath tomorrow as federal minister in PM Shehbaz’s cabinet – Pakistan

PPP Chairman Billawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he will take the oath of office as Federal Minister in Islamabad tomorrow (Wednesday) in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif.

Bilawal said at a press conference in Karachi after the PPP’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting that the party decided to share the responsibilities and said, “I will take the oath tomorrow. [as a federal minister] And become a member of the unified government yourself.”

Bilawal did not reveal the ministry in which he would take the oath, but later hinted at it at a press conference. When asked by a reporter for comment on foreign affairs, he said he would hold a press conference soon.

Background interviews with several PPP leaders had previously confirmed media reports that Bilawal could become foreign secretary, but internal discussions on the matter were still ongoing at the time.

Regarding the decision to join Prime Minister Shehbaz’s cabinet, Bilawal said “one-sided decision making” is impossible and it is up to all parties to collectively find a solution to the problem.

“We have to understand that this is not an ordinary coalition government, which is the first in Pakistan’s history to be put on the bench of an opposition treasury.

“This is a very big challenge. [and] “Everyone has to do their part and share the burden,” said the PPP president.

As part of the team, he hoped that the PPP’s priorities would sometimes be weighted, and sometimes other parties’ priorities would take the lead and work together to find a solution.

Bilawal said the whole country congratulated the country for “a peaceful and democratic struggle against a chosen regime,” and said that for the first time in history, a vote of no confidence has been cast for an incumbent prime minister.

“The beauty of this is the undemocratic (PTI President Imran Khan)… We sent him home and this is a political miracle and a historical and political success.”

He also commended the institutions for planning the process of becoming a “constitutional institution” from a “controversial institution”, and that what he calls a “ray of hope” is the hope and expectation of all citizens. It is mandatory, he added. .

The condemnation of the Karachi attack

Opening the press conference, the PPP chairman condemned the suicide attack outside the Confucius Institute at Karachi University today, adding that the PPP will speak out about these incidents and will not be tolerated.

He called these events a “plan” for Pakistan’s development and peace, and said he would respond to perpetrators at all levels in all forums.

He criticized the terrorists who attacked “for the rights of our Baloch” and “on the development and development of our Baloch brothers and sisters”.

Bilawal said of Balochistan’s youth: “We know you have problems, you suffer, and many are outraged. But we think you can get your rights in a peaceful way. .We will not allow terrorists to harm our Baloch. Youth.”

alleged violation of the constitution

The PPP chairman pointed to the April 3 case in which former National Assembly Vice-Chairman Qasim Suri dismissed a no-confidence vote and President Arif Alvi dissolved the NA on the advice of former Prime Minister Imran before the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional. .

He added that it was the PPP CEC’s request that the case be investigated and brought to light, alleging that the three were involved in a “conspiracy” that violated the Constitution.

The PPP leader also vehemently condemned Imran’s actions and actions since his ouster, claiming that all agencies were “on target of his guns.” He urged the PTI chairman to return to NA and fulfill his role as opposition leader.

He said work was needed to build a consensus for electoral reform, referring to a recent meeting with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in London. Bilawal praised the “re-engagement” between the two parties and said that he and Nawaz discussed the completion of the Charter of Democracy as well as “Charter of Democracy 2”.

As to why the government is reluctant to form a judicial inquiry to investigate the ‘Cablegate’ controversy, Bilawal said there is no reservation on that, but it will be a decision for the government and its common allies.

However, he questioned why Imran didn’t order judicial proof during his tenure, but added that whatever “fair and equitable way” existed to deal with the matter would be adopted.