Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), gestures during an interview with Reuters at his family residence in Naudero, some 21 kilometres (13 miles) from Larkana, October 22, 2014. Image Credit: Reuters

MALAKAND: Chairman pf Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that general elections should be held on time as any delay would be detrimental to the interest of the country.

AddressHe said that his party was being subjected to partial treatment ahead of elections adding restrictions on his party were encouraging the workers more to counter such nefarious designs.

He said this while addressing a press conference here on Sunday, from where he is contesting.

He said that terrorists do not want democracy and elections adding that despite terrorism elections can be held in Iraq and Afghanistan so why not in Pakistan.

Bilawal said workers and candidates are being threatened but free and fair election are our right.

He lamented that his party is facing difficulties while campaigning across the country. He alleged that local administrations are treating PPP differently than other political parties. He said that PPP would take the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan in this regard.

Referring to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s speech using derogatory words for supporters of other political parties, Bilawal termed it outrageous and said that using of such words damage the society.

Responding a query, Bilawal Bhutto said that the National Action Plan is not fully implemented.

Bilawal said that we have to focus on basic issues like gas, health, education and water and vowed to resolve the problems of masses and to rise on national level.

Bilawal said despite cancelling his public gathering here in light of the Mastung blast, he has come to Malakand to meet the people. He said that he will soon go to Quetta to express solidarity with families of the Mastung blast victims.