PTI Redline Crossed, PPP Powerless to Oppose Ban - Capital TV

May 28, 2023


PTI Redline Crossed, PPP Powerless to Oppose Ban

Anum Razzaque

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, stated on Thursday that his party will not resist the move to ban the PTI due to their alleged promotion of extremism and violence.

Previously, Bhutto Zardari expressed his disagreement when some leaders of the PML-N recommended a ban on the PTI as a political party.

Bhutto Zardari made these remarks during a media talk in Islamabad, reiterating the sentiment he had expressed during a meeting with the Prime Minister.

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He said the PPP had opposed the ban on PTI in the cabinet meeting, but we can’t do anything as PTI has crossed the redline.

‘What can we do if any political party wants to turn into a militant outfit?’ he asked in a statement.

Regarding the establishment of military courts to try PTI supporters involved in violence and torture, Chairman PPP stated that his party would support any moves taken in accordance with the law and constitution.

Although he affirmed the trial under the Army Act 1952, the PPP leader rejected the anticipation of constitutional amendments to establish military courts.

Furthermore, he stated that courts can be established through existing legal procedures, eliminating the need for amendments.

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However, while Mr. Bhutto Zardari has clarified his intentions, there are differing views within the PPP regarding both the establishment of military courts and the ban on PTI.

Farhatullah Babar, a senior leader of the PPP, while describing the CEC meeting, said, ‘Some leaders of the PPP believe that PTI should be completely banned, while others argue that it would not provide an equal playing field for all political parties.’

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