KARACHI: Former Irfan marwat may have been maneuvering to find his way in PPP but a bolt from the blue struck him when Former PM Benazir Bhutto’s daughters Asifa and Bukhtawar came out of nowhere to oppose his entry in PPP. They have expressed their extreme displeasure over Irfanullah Marwat’s recent move to join the Pakistan People’s Party.
Marwat's affiliation with the PPP didn't go down well with many PPP supporters and now it has clearly irked Bakhtawar and Aseefa as well. Both of them took the issue to the famous social networking site Twitter to show their resentment against the Marwat’s move.
Without explicitly mentioning Marwat’s name, Bakhtawar in her tweet wrote, “Sick man should be rotting in a jail cell somewhere not coming anywhere near #PPP. Party that was led by a woman will not tolerate such ppl.”
Bakhtawar also retweeted a post on twitter by Salma Jaffar, who is a development consultant, which mentioned a news story in the international media dated December 20, 1991, regarding a strong protest, led by the then Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto at the Parliament House, which was crushed by police against the alleged gang rape of her friend Veena Hayat.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari in her tweet wrote, “Mr Irfanullah Marwat should not be in #PPP 1 of the core PPP values is respect for women! His repulsive & illegal actions are reprehensible.”
The opposition against Marwat came directly from two young females whose opinion should always be given foremost consideration by decision-making circles of the PPP. They are the daughters of assassinated former prime minister and PPP leader Benazir Bhutto.
Even though the PPP had not issued any formal statement confirming any affiliation with Marwat, but it was his meeting with former president Asif Ali Zardari at the Bilawal House on Friday, and later his conversation with the media that gave credence to the notion that Marwat had joined the PPP. Meanwhile on Saturday, former MNA Sardar Khalid Ahmed Khan Lund called on the former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari at the Bilawal House and announced to join the PPP.