Bilawal urges PM to present himself for accountability
SUKKUR: Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Saturday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must present himself for accountability for his alleged links to Panama Papers leaks.
Talking to reporters after reaching Khangarh, a city in the Ghotki district of Sindh, he said the PPP would organise a long march against the government if it did not accept the party’s plan for the accountability of those whose names were included in the Panama Papers.
According to sources, Bilawal Bhutto was visiting Ghotki district to resolve some issues among local PPP leaders.
In Khangarh, the PPP chairman was welcomed by the Mahar brothers who wield significant political influence in Ghotki and reportedly had differences with some other heavyweights of the district.
Mr Bhutto-Zardari held a meeting with the Mahar brothers — MNA Sardar Ali Gohar Khan Mahar, former chief minister of Sindh Ali Mohammad Mahar, provincial Minister Sardar Mohammad Bux Mahar and Ali Nawaz Mahar — and discussed with them the local political situation and problems of the district.
The sources said the Mahar brothers opposed the reported joining of the PPP by Nadir Akmal Laghari and Khalid Khan Lund and complained about unavailability of development funds. They said the influential brothers presented the name of Rahim Bux Bozdar for the district president of the PPP in Ghotki.
In Ubauro from where Mr Bhutto-Zardari travelled by road to Khangarh, a reporter asked him if he had received any marriage offer. He said: “I have received many marriage proposals but I have rejected all of them.” He added that he would marry a girl of his sisters’ choice, “and the girl who my sisters choose will be lucky”.