KARACHI - Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday expressed dismay over criticism on PPP leadership including the party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari by critics within the party.

According to a message posted on his Twitter account, he said the PPP stands united and anyone claiming otherwise and speaking against the leadership was not a friend of the party.

He also tweeted a Latin word ‘Et tu Brutus?’ that is used to express surprise and dismay at the treachery of a supposed friend. The tweet came after hype is being created due to open criticism of Zulfiqar Mirza against Asif Ali Zardari - who claims to have backing of Bilawal Bhutto - and visit of PPP President Amin Fahim to London to meet Bilawal.  According to sources close to Amin Fahim, the PPP leader expressed dismay over the way the party was ruling the Sindh government. Fahim had also openly expressed criticism on the corruption by the party leaders.

It is pertinent to mention here that in recent past the PPP chairman also posted some tweets, trying to dispose off rumours of tensions between father and son. In a tweet posted on January 30, Bilawal Bhutto retweeted a statement of Asif Ali Zardari condemning the blast at an imambargah in Shikarpur. He also posted a photo with his father on January 25, refuting the differences between the duo.

AMIN FAHIM TO MEET

BILAWAL IN LONDON

Pakistan People’s Party leader Amin Fahim has left for London to meet party chairman Bilawal Bhutto to discuss the current political issues and the problems of senior leaders.

According to reports, Fahim has also reservations with the party leadership especially with Asif Zardari. Few days ago, former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza also bitterly criticised Zardari for destroying the PPP.

Talking to media, he said, “Benazir Bhutto did not sacrifice her life to help Mr Zardari become a billionaire.” Except for Bilawal Bhutto, all the PPP leaders were on ‘daily wages’, said Mirza. No amount to ‘graft money’ could satisfy their ballooning bellies that were always stretching to accommodate more as if made of rubber. Meanwhile, PPP leader Rehman Malik said there were no differences between Bilawal and Zardari.