ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that the Taliban had killed many politicians, including his mother, and added he would unite the country against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
In a message on Twitter, Bilawal said that only he was speaking against the Taliban while other politicians lacked the courage to name and shame them.
He said that he would not have high security risk if other politicians had the courage to speak against the Taliban.
He tweeted: “My security risk would not be so hight,my life would not be inas much danger, if other politicians found the courage to name & shame TTP.”
“Lone voices like ch.aslam, Taseer, bhatti, bilour & SMBB can b picked off 1 by 1. If we all speak with 1 voice they can’t kill us all,” he further tweeted.
SP CID Chaudhry Aslam, a top policeman renowned for his tough stance on criminals and militants, was killed by a Taliban car bomb in Karachi on Thursday. At least 11 others were wounded in the attack on Lyari Expressway near Essa Nagri.
Chain-smoking Aslam, dubbed “Pakistan’s toughest cop” by local media and a celebrated figure in a country where citizens decry authorities’ failure to crack down on criminals and militants, had been targeted by the Taliban before.
Bilawal had earlier tweeted, “The widow of #ShaheedChAslam just made me cry. She says on TV; ‘I’m not scared... my children will join police one day’. Shame on cowards.”
Bilawal also spoke of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and said, “TTP assassinated my mother. Acc 2 their own rules I can kill their mothers #eye4aneye. I’m going 2 do better. I’ll unite this country vs TTP.”
He added, “Whn I’m done their own mothers will want them dead. Dehshatgardo Kay Jo yar hain, Ghadar hain, Ghadar hain.”
Commenting on the martyrdom of Aitzaz Hassan, Bilawal said, “Shaheed Aitzaz proved Pakistanis are not scared of TTP. We will sacrifice our lives but won’t surrender our country.”
Aitzaz Hassan, aged around 15, died in hospital after stopping the bomber, who blew himself up, at the gates of his school in Hangu district on Monday.
The schoolchildren were target of the attack.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday approved the country’s highest civil award for Hassan.
News of Hassan’s bravery has also led to an outpouring of tributes on social media. People from all walks of life, lawmakers, political leaders and members of the civil society have paid homage to Hassan for his bravery and sought the national award for him.
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