Different laws for Raiwind, Nawabshah: Bilawal.

ISLAMABAD -- Terming accountability a mere joke, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday said two laws prevailed in the country - one for the former prime minister from Raiwind and the other for the ex-president from Nawabshah.

Addressing a press conference at the Zardari House on Friday, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said despite conviction, the ex-prime minister (Nawaz Sharif) had been allowed to live abroad while the former president (Asif Ali Zardari) was still residing in the country and refusing to travel abroad for medical treatment despite pleading by his children.

PPP leaders Farhatullah Babar, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, Senator Palwasha Khan and Faisal Karim Kundi were also present on the occasion.

The PPP chairman said there was one Pakistan for the leader of the opposition from Raiwind (Shehbaz Sharif) and another for the leader of the opposition from Sukkur (Khursheed Shah) who had been running from pillar to post for over two years just to get bail.

He said this scenario was surprising for him and he was still looking for an answer.

However, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said despite the differences and inappropriate behaviour of some PML-N people, his party members were ready to cooperate with Shehbaz Sharif to thwart the budget.

Ready to cooperate with Shehbaz during upcoming budget

'PPP members would come and vote on the day of the budget and then it was up to Shehbaz Sharif as opposition leader in the National Assembly to stop the government from passing the budget,' he said.

Replying to a question, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had the right to have his say, adding that PPP had a political relation of three generations with his party.

'If the parties in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had been truthful in their resolve to resign from parliament, they would have done so the very next day we objected to linking of the long march with resignations,' he said.

The PPP chairman said Punjab had been left at the mercy of Usman Buzdar, adding that facilitators of the government were those who did not want to dislodge Imran Khan and Buzdar despite having the numbers in the parliament to do so.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari further said that fair distribution of water was essential not only for Sindh but for the entire country.

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