Bakhtawar Bhutto’s tweets and re-tweets
Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari pledged support for Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, urging him not to violate the Constitution of Pakistan at any cost.
The premier is currently facing contempt of court charges for not implementing in the infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case.
In a post made on social media website Twitter, Bakhtawar Bhutto observed, “You will not desecrate the graves of our martyrs. You may lose your office.
You may lose your government but you must do what is right”. She, however, backtracked from his statement saying she had re-tweeted quotes from the speech of Bilawal Bhutto which he made on April 4, the death anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
She explained, “My tweets have been misquoted in the press. I'm only quoting Chairman @BBhuttoZardari speech from April 4th”.
In another message, President Zardari’s daughter Bakhtawar said, “Mr. Prime Minister you will not violate Vienna convention, you will not violate the Constitution of Pakistan”.
She added that she had faith on her Prime Minister and he would Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto proud by following their guidelines.
The tweets by Benazir Bhutto’s younger daughter come at a time when the Supreme Court of Pakistan is set to give its ruling in the contempt of court case against the premier.
She asserted, “They can threaten to send Yousuf Raza Gillani of Multan to prison but he is a follower of Bhutto Shaheed. We do not fear prison cells.
We do not fear death cells. Just as Shaheed Bhutto was vindicated, you too shall be vindicated”. Pakistan Telivision, the state-owned channel quoted Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari saying, “Teri raza, meri raza, (Your choice, my choice) Yusuf Raza, Yusuf Raza”.
The apex court reserved its verdict in the case today and has summoned the PM to appear before it on Thursday, April 26, when the final ruling will be announced.