ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari believes his father former president Asif Ali Zardari is the ‘best choice’ for prime minister if a coalition government is formed following the July 25 election.
“He [Zardari] has experience managing a coalition government and not just managing but he was the first civilian president to complete his term and the coalition government was also the first to complete its full-term,” Bilawal said during an interview with Saleem Safi on Daily Sun News News’ programme Jirga.
The PPP chairman added that the coalition government which was led by his party had achieved historic feats. “It passed the 18th amendment, NFC award, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, devolution of powers, investment in CPEC and local economies, social protection programmes, labour, human and agricultural rights.”
When asked why he would not be the prime minister if there was a coalition government, Bilawal responded that he was 100 per cent ready for this responsibility.
“PPP has ideological differences with the PML-N and PTI. I think that whoever can implement our manifesto and assure us that the NFC award will be implemented and there will be no compromise on the 18th amendment, then we can work with them.”
Bilawal stressed that the best situation would be for the coalition government to be led by the PPP.
The PPP chairman’s interview will be broadcast tonight on Daily Sun News News at 10:05pm.