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Bilawal takes U-turn: says he never called MQM chief a ‘traitor’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he never called Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s chief Altaf Hussain a traitor.

Talking to media after meeting JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his house on Friday, PPP chief said that MQM supremo is real leader in the Pakistan’s politics.

“Uncle Altaf was the real political leader of Pakistan, and he will always remain the leader,” said Bilawal, adding that he never used ‘rough’ language against Altaf Hussain.

Bilawal also took u-turn about his statement on PM Nawaz Sharif and said that he never wanted to go against Nawaz government.

“I have some reservations on PM Nawaz, but I never thought about calling him a traitor,” PPP chairman said, adding that how could he call country’s PM a traitor.

Taking jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after his yesterday’s statement asking PPP to apply ‘minus-one’ formula and kick-out Asif Ali Zardari from the party, Bilawal Bhutto maintained what PTI chief said was wrong.

“I heard someone calling for ‘minusing’ Asif Ali Zardari from the party, I think it was rude. Today, they ask to kick-out Zardari, tomorrow they will ask to kick-out Bilawal. This is what they want,” he said.

PPP chairman further said Panama Papers issue should be resolved and all institutions should play their role.

“I urge the institutions to play their role in solving Panama Papers issue. If you need a corruption-free country, you have to bring the corrupt leaders into accountability,” Bilawal said.