No more excuses for Taliban violence, Bhutto heir tells Pakistan's leaders
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 25, says prime minister and Imran Khan letting down nation by not backing firm military action Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the youthful heir apparent to one of south Asia's most famous dynasties, has launched a scathing attack on his political opponents who he said must stop "making excuses" for Taliban violence. The 25-year-old son of the assassinated prime minister Benazir Bhutto said Nawaz Sharif, the country's current leader, and the opposition politician Imran Khan, were "letting down the people" by not backing firm military action against the Taliban. "Perhaps they are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome," Bhutto Zardari said, referring to cases of hostages who sympathise with or even assist their captors. "There is no reason why the national leaders, the so-called leaders, should not speak out against people who are murdering our citizens, murdering our armed forces and claiming responsibility." The remarks are likely to further burnish his reputation as ...
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