Headline: PML-N Criticizes Bilawal Zardari’s Foreign Minister Performance, Rules Out Alliance Post 2024 Elections.
Islamabad: On Sunday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) criticized Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Zardari’s performance as the foreign minister during the tenure of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government, according to ARY News.
In an interview with ARY News, Hanif Abbasi criticized the PPP and stated that PML-N would not consider allying with the Bilawal-led PPP after the general elections in 2024. Abbasi emphasized that PML-N should sit on the opposition benches rather than forming a coalition government with the PPP.
Abbasi added, “PML-N did not intervene in PPP’s ministries during the coalition government, and the performance of the particular ministries was not satisfactory.” He taunted Bilawal Bhutto, stating, “A mummy-daddy person cannot run the foreign ministry.”
Referring to Bilawal’s previous comments about Shehbaz Sharif, Abbasi suggested that the PPP should demonstrate similar leadership in Sindh to put the province on the path of development. He highlighted the challenges faced by people in Sindh, including issues with drinking water, education, and medical facilities.
These remarks from Abbasi come in response to Bilawal’s sharp criticisms directed at the PML-N, the former allies of the PPP in the PDM-led government at the Centre.
Looking ahead to the general elections, Abbasi expressed confidence that the PML-N would establish the government in Punjab and Balochistan. He mentioned that his party intends to forge a coalition government with JUI-F in KPK and is prepared to challenge the PPP vigorously in Sindh this time.
According to ARY News, the Election Commission of Pakistan is set to disclose the long-awaited timetable for the forthcoming general election 56 days before the scheduled polling day on February 8. A senior official of the ECP mentioned that all arrangements have been made for free and fair elections, and the ECP is now ready to declare the election schedule, with the date expected to be around December 14.