PPP separated from PML-N after agreement on ‘Respect the vote’: Bilawal

  • PPP never got equal opportunity in any election: Bilawal
  • He says that PPP will win the elections even if there is no level playing field.
  • “PML-N and MQM-P will face losses due to the newly formed alliance.”

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said his party broke ties with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after the former ruling party compromised the “sanctity of the vote”.

“As long as PML-N’s story is [remained] respect the vote (Respect the vote), we stayed together but when this story changed, it became difficult to stay together, the former foreign minister said while talking to the media in Karachi’s Ibrahim Haideri area.

Bilawal once again reiterated his stand on the absence of level playing field as a political party, saying that PPP never got a level playing field in any election.

However, he said that PPP will win the elections this time even if there is no level playing field. “Ours is concerned with the nation while others are concerned with specially selected teams.”

Bilawal further said that PPP’s stand has always been that elections should be held.

However, without naming anyone, he said the story of “others” was different then than it is now.

Speaking about the newly formed alliance between PML-N and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), the top PPP leader said that both the parties will suffer losses due to this alliance.

Both the parties on Tuesday announced that they will jointly contest the upcoming general elections to be held on February 8, 2024.

As the general elections approached, the rift between the former allies grew and the PPP continued to raise concerns about the lack of a level playing field to prove itself before the elections.

With the parties busy with election campaigning, the PPP believes that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is also being given preferential treatment as he ended his four-year self-imposed exile in London last month to complete all his legal Had returned to the country with obstacles. One after another they were cleared.

Last month, Bilawal – while addressing a public rally in Muzaffargarh – took a subtle dig at the PML-N, saying it was “really a strange thing that a certain party had given the election date”.

On September 19, the PPP leader had strongly criticized the PML-N for refusing to provide a level playing field. He had said that his concerns regarding level playing field were specifically about one particular political party, which is the PML-N.

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