Govt uses ‘Riyasat-e-Madina’ rhetoric to divert attention from economic woes: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan resorts to using the “Riyasat-e-Madina” rhetoric to divert people’s attention away from the country’s economic woes.

Speaking to journalists alongside senior PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani in Islamabad, Bilawal criticised the PTI-led government’s concept of a “so-called welfare state”.

Citing the example of Afghanistan, where the Taliban imposed a strict implementation of the Shariah law after taking over the country, the PPP chairman said in order to cover up the economic failures there, “talk of religion will be ramped up to divert people’s attention”.

“Here too, as our economy witnesses a downturn, the prime minister speaks of Riyasat-e-Madina to draw people’s attention away,” Bilawal said.

“Those who attempt to divert people’s attention can say their prayers, can keep their fasts and can make arrangements for their eternal abode in heaven. We, too, will continue in our struggle,” Bilawal said.

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