Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he will contest elections from his mother’s constituency Larkana and aims to become the prime minister of Pakistan in 2018, according to media reports on Saturday.
Bilawal, the only son of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has said earlier he will contest by-elections or general elections - whichever come first.
At a Foundation Day gathering in Lahore on Saturday, Bilawal targeted Nawaz Sharif, saying that the prime minister did not know how to rule the country. “The time will come when PPP’s flag will hoist on houses of all chief ministers, the prime minister and the president of Pakistan.”
“With your support, I will become Pakistan’s prime minister in 2018,” the 28-year-old said.
Bilawal, who is the nominal chief of the PPP — although his father Asif Ali Zardari wields real influence in the party — became eligible to stand for elections only three years ago when he turned 25.