Lahore: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has targeted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, saying that like Imran Khan the PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif too had been ‘selected (by the establishment) for the post of Pakistan premier. Also Read - Forget Srinagar, Let's Think on How we Will Safe Muzaffarabad: Bilawal Bhutto Slams Imran Khan's Kashmir Policy
“Before Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif was a selected premier. Benazir Bhutto did not allow Sharif to become Ameerul Momeneen (emir of Muslims) and led a vibrant opposition with just 17 members in the National Assembly (in 1997),” Dawn quoted him telling reporters at Bilawal House in Bahria town here. Also Read - Pak apex court orders to remove Bilawal's name from ECL, JIT report
On Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, the PPP leader said: “Like the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, the PML-N also does not give importance to parliament. The role of opposition leader in the National Assembly is important but he (Shahbaz) is in London. We hope that he will return soon and play his role as opposition leader.” Also Read - Shehbaz, Bilawal among 2870 candidates whose security deposit will be forfeited: reports
The PPP leader said if the comparison was made between Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and his former counterpart in Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the former was better. “And Shah has no comparison with his counterparts in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan,” he added.