Nawaz resorts to contempt of court, says Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has alleged on Friday that former premier Nawaz Sharif is resorting to contempt of court in each of his Grand Trunk (GT) Road 'homecoming rally' address.
Bilawal addressed a press conference in Karachi and said that Nawaz Sharif wishes to perform duties of an opposition while being in the government.
He said that Nawaz Sharif wants to hide behind former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. He said that there is no threat to democracy but there is to Nawaz Sharif's political standing. Bilawal said that his stance over Article 62 and Article 63 is like that of Senate chairman Raza Rabbani. He said that PPP was not supporting PML-N but democracy.
Former premier Nawaz Sharif forgets pacts with political parties whilst serving in the government, Bilawal complained. He said that he recalls everything once he is ousted. PPP chairman said that Panama scandal surfaced through foreign entities and establishment of Pakistan did not have anything to do with the leak.
Nawaz Sharif set out on a journey to his Lahore residence via GT Road on August 9 and has been on the road for over two days owing to rallies and groups of PML-N supporters welcoming his convoy at several points through the course. He is scheduled to reach Gujranwala today and on Saturday, he will set out on the last leg of the journey; to Lahore. 
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in his message on the National Minority Day being observed on Friday August 11, has said that PPP was the true torchbearer of the ideology of Pakistan as professed by Founder of the Nation assuring that every word of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for the protection and promotion of non-Muslims will be upheld, fulfilled and accomplished.
The PPP Chairman said that as per vision of the founding fathers every citizen of Pakistan is an equal partner without the discrimination of caste, creed, ethnicity or religions. "Pakistan is blessed with beautiful diversity and we all shall further nourish and nurture this diversity with equality to all," he added. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his Party has taken drastic steps for the rights of the non-Muslim people so that they have adequate representation in the Parliament, bureaucracy, and every sphere of life. 
"PPP gave representation to the non-Muslims in the Senate for the first time in 2012. It was Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who established Minority Affairs Ministry. PPP has tripled the budget of Minority Affairs Department in Sindh during last four years," he added. He pointed out that PPP was the only Party which gave representation to the non-Muslims in its organizational structure besides inducted them in Sindh cabinet.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further pointed out that National Minority Day observance was approved by President Asif Ali Zardari during previous PPP government with the purpose to further highlight their problems and pave the way for their solutions.-NNI