PPP President Bilawal Bhutto claims regional autonomy in the country is diminishing
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hit out on Sunday at the outgoing government, claiming the room for regional autonomy in Pakistan was dwindling. Terming July 5, 1977 as the worst day in Pakistan’s history, the PPP president said in his video message that the country’s democracy was still in its infancy era.
Bilawal said the PPP today marks a “black day” as the constitution was abolished on July 5, 1977, democracy was wrapped up and the elected prime minister, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was ousted, “said the PPP leader. He said the PPP has made sacrifices for constitution and democracy, and will continue to create.
Bilawal opposed the new administration, arguing the authorities are purposely diminishing the land for introducing regional autonomy. Referring to the country ‘s worsening coronavirus and economic condition, the PPP president said increasing unemployment around the world is making the poor much poorer.
On July 5, 1977, then General Zia-ul-Haq, head of the army, instituted a martial law throughout the country to topple Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s elected Government. Within three months after taking power Zia vowed to stage elections. The word, however, came true many years later, and was hanged after Bhutto.