KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leveraging the issue of former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain to gain political mileage.

Talking to media after inquiring after Dr. Asim at Jinnah Hospital, Bilawal voiced indignation, “He is Dr. Asim. He is not a Taliban from Lal Masjid.

Dr. Asim enjoys a status in this society, he added.

The PPP chief said the anti-terrorism laws are not applicable to political workers, whether Dr. Asim or Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar.

“We have been putting up demand for an operation in Karachi,” Bilawal noted adding it was Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and PPP that demanded Karachi operation.

He wondered, “Are we really fighting against terrorism?”

Raising his voice for detained Karachi mayor, Bilawal Bhutto queried, “Why mayor of Karachi is in detention?” adding Karachi is being mistreated.