Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for holding political rallies during the flood crisis, advising him to ‘become a human first and then a politician’.
In a tweet on Friday, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman highlighted the extent of damage done by the historic flooding in Pakistan, and berated Imran Khan for holding political power shows at this time.
“1/3 of our country underwater! 1/7 citizens affected, 35 million people! Ex PM is holding concerts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Punjab,” he said, adding that Chief Minister Parvez Elahi was ‘busy organizing events’ instead of helping flood victims.
Calling it shameful, he advised Imran, “First become a human, and then become a politician.”
🇵🇰 is facing biggest disaster in our history. 1/3 of our country underwater! 1/7 citizens affected, 35million ppl! ex PM is holding concerts in KP & Punjab. CMs busy organizing his events instead of helping flood victims. Shameful, pehaly insan bano, phir siyasatdan bano! pic.twitter.com/ra0oal8WrW
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) September 2, 2022
The PTI chief recently held a political power show in Sargodha on September 1. He has announced a series of campaigns and rallies in Punjab, with one being held in Bahawalpur today (Saturday), another being held in Sukkur on September 5, and a third scheduled for Peshawar on September 6.
چئیرمین عمران خان آج بہاولپور میں جلسہ عام سےخطاب کریں گے- #BahawalpurJalsa pic.twitter.com/7BoqR3C7gF
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 3, 2022
چئیرمین تحریک انصاف 5 ستمبر سکھر سے سندھ کے سیلاب زدہ علاقوں میں ریلیف پروگرام شروع کریں گے۔
— PTI Sindh Official (@PTISindhOffice) September 3, 2022
6 ستمبر رنگ روڈ نزد موٹروے!
کپتان @ImranKhanPTI پشاور میں ایک عظیم الشان جلسہ عام سے خطاب کرینگے۔#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/GIO7NAEVp8
— PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (@PTIKPOfficial) September 3, 2022
Last week, Bilawal had said said that the kind of political infighting he had witnessed while the nation was reeling from a devastating natural calamity of epic proportions, was unprecedented worldwide. Criticising the PTI-led opposition, he said they remained engrossed in holding shows of power and demanding general elections.