Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman and former foreign minister, has cast aspersions over PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s bid to become the country’s premier fourth time, saying he is seeking to return to power via backdoor.
“He’s certainly giving the impression that he is relying on something other than the people of Pakistan to become prime minister for the fourth time,” Bilawal told UK-based Reuters news agency when asked if he thought the establishment backed the PML-N founder.
Since Nawaz’s return to Pakistan in October last year, the PPP and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have alleged that the former three-time premier was being given preferential treatment while other political parties were being denied level-playing field ahead of the February 8 polls.
A day earlier, Bilawal said Nawaz would harm the country via his “habitual revenge politics” if he came to power once again.
“Mian sahib is habitual of [taking] revenge. He would take revenge which no one can think of if he becomes the [country’s] prime minister for the fourth time,” he had said while addressing a political gathering in Chiniot, Punjab.