Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has expressed his anticipation that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa will rectify constitutional errors as the Supreme Court prepares to conduct a hearing on a presidential reference against the death sentence of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on December 12. Addressing a political gathering in Kohat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Bilawal emphasized the innocence of the late leader and urged the revelation of those behind Bhutto’s murder.
“We hope that justice would be done with the history,” said Bilawal, the former foreign minister, adding that he expects the world to learn the reasons behind the hanging of the Muslim world’s leader.
Bilawal’s comments coincide with the upcoming Supreme Court session to reconsider the 12-year-old presidential reference challenging the contentious death sentence of former Prime Minister ZA Bhutto. Initiated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in 2011, the reference seeks the court’s opinion on revisiting the trial of the PPP founder.
In addition to addressing the Bhutto reference, Bilawal highlighted his commitment to resolving the issues of the masses through his electoral pursuits. He emphasized that the PPP represents the workers and the poor, vowing to transcend traditional divisive politics and focus on serving the people.
Expressing optimism about the upcoming general elections, Bilawal stated his hope that the PPP would form the government and ensure the realization of rights for the masses. Despite security threat alerts, he emphasized the party’s resilience in the face of challenges and criticized other political entities, such as PML-N and PTI, for attempting to curtail provincial autonomy.
The public gathering in Kohat was part of Bilawal’s election campaign leading up to the general elections scheduled for February 8. Political activities have intensified across the country following the announcement of the election date by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after the Supreme Court’s intervention.