SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah, while severely criticising the PTI government, said on Sunday the incumbent government is “a model of dictators”.
“The civilian dictator system has taken over in the country,” he said while addressing a public gathering in Pano Akil.
“I don’t accept that there is democracy in our country. They have ripped democracy into pieces,” Shah said.
“Today, farmers and labourers are crying. Pakistan is going down,” he said, adding “when we come out against inflation they [the government] say we are saving ourselves but in fact we want to save Pakistan and the poor.”
Slamming the government’s decision to rename Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), he said he feared the government may also remove the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s image from currency notes.
“You can’t remove Benazir’s name from the hearts of people. This is a name of democracy, ” the PPP leader said. “They [government] are a bubble of water and will die down one day.”
The former opposition leader in the National Assembly earlier on March 30 said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would strongly oppose any move by the government to rename Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
He said Benazir Bhutto embraced ‘martyrdom’ for the sake of democracy and that the Bhutto dynasty ruled the hearts of people in the country.