Islamabad: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today said cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan should learn politics from the Bhutto clan.
"If you want to learn politics, learn from Bhutto. If we want to learn cricket, we will definitely come to you," Bilawal said referring to Khan, who led his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Imran Khan
Taking a dig at Khan, who is the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Bilawal said, "The former cricketer
would indeed have worked hard to climb the political ladder but he has not made any sacrifices."
During his Eid address to PPP workers, the 26-year-old scion of the Bhutto family criticized his political opponents for not making "sacrifices" for democracy, the Dawn online reported.
Highlighting that the Bhutto enigma was very much alive in people's hearts, he claimed that the next prime minister would be someone from the Bhutto clan.
Responding to a recent debate about his entry into active politics, he said that some forces did not want to see him enter the political arena.
The party has chosen October 18 for his formal entry into politics.
The date holds significance as seven years ago, a huge rally had greeted Benazir Bhutto at Karachi airport on her return from self-exile and was taking her home when terrorists struck her convoy, killing and wounding hundreds.
She survived the attack, only to be killed in Rawalpindi ten weeks later. After a break of almost a year, Bilawal has resumed political activities. He recently announced his decision to take part in the 2018 general elections from late Benazir Bhutto's seat of Ratedero in Larkana.
Khan had recently led the anti-government protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged rigging in last year's poll which his party lost.
However, PPP, the main opposition party, has backed Sharif with its leader Aitizaz Ahsan saying the Premier should
not resign under pressure.