Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 29-year-old son of late Benazir Bhutto has taken to the streets to claim the position held previously by his mother and grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto- the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
From the pictures on his Twitter handle, it seems like he has been welcomed effusively by large crowds in several parts of Sindh province.
Bilawal kick-started his campaign for the General Elections in Pakistan from Sindh on Sunday.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman on Wednesday took to Twitter to promise implementation of farmer friendly schemes, once his party comes to power following the General Elections on July 25.
Bilawal said that his party will introduce schemes such as the ‘Kisaan Card’ and ‘Bhook Mitao’ in a bid to end poverty.
“I promise the people of Pakistan that after coming to power, the Pakistan Peoples Party will introduce people friendly schemes like the Kisaan Card and Bhook Mitao,” Bilawal tweeted.
During his campaign in Sindh, the PPP chairperson also stated that the people there had defeated terrorism.
“You are the people who have defeated Zia-ul-Haq and dictator Pervez Musharraf,” Geo TV quoted Bilawal as saying.
However, a lack of coverage on his campaign by local broadcast media has not gone down well with his aides.
“July 4th 2018. Not surprised by the media blackout, the same media always claim #PPP is losing its ground in #Sindh. I think we should let the people of Sindh speak for themselves ?? #PeoplesVoice #PeoplesChoice #SingingLoudAndClear #WazirEAzamBilawal #PPP2018,” tweeted Bilawal’s sister Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari.
Bilawal started his campaign on Sunday from Sindh’s capital city of Karachi, where his convoy was pelted with stones. Although Bilawal escaped unharmed in the attack, the window of his car was smashed by the miscreants.
Since then he has visited Hyderabad, Thatta, Tando Jam, Hatri Bypass, Mithiani, Hala, Nawabshah, Moro, Kazi Ahmed and Sanghar in Sindh.
Upon completion of his campaigning in Sindh, Bilawal is slated to continue his campaign in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
Pakistan is slated to hold the general elections on July 25. Bilawal is contesting from NA-246, Karachi.