The share of dynastic politics stands at around 67% in Pakistan and to endorse its survival, the heir of Bhutto political clan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari claimed his ownership of Pakistan people’s party as chairman yesterday in Karachi. Supporters of PPP from all over the country, especially from rural Sindh, gathered at the Bagh-e-Jinnah to witness the launch political career of Bilawal. The huge public gathering was organized by the party to pay homage to the people who had lost their lives in the Karsaz bomb blasts at Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming rally seven years ago.
Bhuttoism was the only soul of Bilawal’s speech where he woes to keep it alive probably because it is the only reason that can keep him politically active. All the other prominent leaders of PPP accompanying Bilawal on stage were seemed to be so unenthusiastic that they were not even repeating slogans with the chairman.
As per the tradition of digital and social media age, the event was live tweeted and observed on social media so much and so that all the Pakistani twitter trends were about the PPP jalsa. Bilawal Bhutto also tweeted pictures from his heli while reaching the venue.
Here is a brief of what social media has to say about Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s public address.
To conclude, Fahd Hussain in his ‘Sindh Sinned’story penned down the bitter truth about the role of PPP in today’s politics:
“The party of Z A Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto seems to be out of the game, and clearly, out of all this change business. Surviving on the memories of its martyrs and fuelling its cadres with fake bravado, Bilawal’s party today is as exciting as a damp cloth.
This party leadership should be in a museum, not on a stage. But this is the tragedy of the party that Bhutto built: it refuses to realise that emotions alone cannot feed and clothe people.
The PPP has Sindh. The PPP has sinned. Now it must atone for both, or pay the ultimate price.”
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