Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari dropped hints that he will work towards abolishing Pakistan’s controversial laws against Ahmadi Muslims. The 28-year-old politician admitted that Pakistan had a lot to answer for the way how minorities were being treated in the country.
Responding to a question about the role of Pakistan People’s Party in introducing the legislation against Ahmadis in 1974, Bilawal said:
We can go into the past and keep talking about what people have done at various points in our history…..What I look forward to doing is showing the leadership that’s necessary today and coming up with a practical progressive agenda of something of what we can do and what is achievable and the peoples party is focusing on that and really been taking the lead.
PPP has tried to establish itself as Pakistan’s progressive and liberal party but has faced criticism for failing to protect minorities in its stronghold of Sindh. The province of Sindh which has the largest population of Hindu community in Pakistan has been swamped with hundreds of forced conversion cases where young Hindu girls have been abducted and forced to convert to Islam.