Sheikh Rashid challenges Bilawal: 'You come to Rawalpindi, I'll come to Larkana'.


RAWALPINDI -- Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid challenged Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari by saying that he will hold a rally in Larkana in response to the party's December 27 political gathering in Rawalpindi.

"If you're coming to Rawalpindi, I'll come to Larkana," he said. "I am coming there [Larkana] to hold a rally."

Rashid said that Rawalpindi was a city of noble people that welcomed people who wanted to hold political rallies.

The PPP has announced a rally at Liaquat Bagh to mark the 12th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Benazir had been assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 at the venue while she was campaigning for general elections 2008.

Rashid said that he had advised Bilawal to be cautious in politics, as he was still a child.

"You've remained a child all your life," he said. "This is why I'm always telling you to play cautiously."

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