Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that a night before the no-trust motion was passed in the National Assembly (NA), a lawmaker from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) threatened him to accept the condition of early elections or they [the opposition] would have to face martial law.
While speaking on the floor, the Pakistan People’s Party chairman said that he received the message through a colleague who had been sent the message from a minister of PTI.
Bilawal also said that he took this threat as an attempt to prevent the no-trust motion from succeeding, and that the ousted party was still trying to create political instability.
“We should all make efforts to foil this conspiracy. We will all have to come together and work hard to foil this conspiracy and save the country,” said Bilawal.
Bilawal gave a strong stance on the early elections and said that there would be reforms first, then elections. He made it clear that his party always had this position and that they did not believe in political engineering.
While explaining his party’s strategy, he said that first, they had to repeal all the undemocratic bills and ordinances passed by the previous government and then with the inclusion of civil society and different watchdogs of free and fair elections, they could make a policy to ensure that whatever had happened in 2018 would not happen again ever.
In his speech, Bilawal also asked the parliament to investigate the events that had been happening after April 3. He said that Pakistan was in a crisis situation and all the important institutions of the country had been made controversial during PTI’s tenure.