KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday condemned what he called ‘highhandedness’ of Punjab administration to ‘snatch’ mandate of PPP in South Punjab.

He warned PML-N that options would be open if PPP’s mandate was not accepted.
According to a statement, the PPP chairman said this while talking over telephone to Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, President PPP South Punjab.

Mehmood complained that police, administration and Punjab government have launched a revenge campaign against the party chairmen and other elected local government representatives, according to the statement.

“The Punjab regime is forcing our elected Chairmen and councilors to resign in a bid to deprive PPP of its majority in local councils,” Makhdoom informed the PPP chairman.
“Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took strong notice of the intimidation… and exhorted the workers and leaders to stand up like rock against the PMLN’s strong-arm tactics,” the statement said.

“Repeating the 90’s politics will be a big mistake by him and warned him to desist from such nefarious moves otherwise, his own mandate may be put to questions,” Bilawal said.