Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the Nawaz Sharif government seems to be selling profit-making units with one hand and buying with the other, perhaps to set up more offshore companies.
In a statement, the PPP chief said on Saturday the Nawaz government was bent on snatching the livelihoods of the working classes and selling national assets to his own party’s business groups and entities.
He expressed solidarity with the protesting dockyard workers of Port Qasim and asked the federal government to halt the privatization of port berths. He warned that his party would not allow usurpation of the rights of workers.
“The PPP won’t tolerate such moves and stand by the workers in their legitimate protest movement,” he added.
He recalled that the PPP had the distinction of always protecting the interests of workers by bringing in labour reforms.
Bilawal assured the Port Qasim dockworkers that their problems would be raised at every available forum. “The PPP won’t leave them alone in their just struggle,” he added.