Chairman Pakistan People Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has sold his newspaper Daily Masawaat that was founded by his grandfather and PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Mehar Shabbir Ahmed who a resident of Lahore and said to be a staunch supporter of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) has now the publishing rights of the newspaper, a copy of the related documents is available with Outlook Pakistan.
According to these papers, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would not have publishing rights of the Masawat anymore. The Urdu newspaper that once used to represent then vibrant PPP and publish content according to its agenda and manifesto would now likely see a shift in its policy.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari whose scandals and position in his party and interest in politics are already subject to criticism has just taken another step to alter its party identity by selling an Urdu newspaper that served as the reflection of PPP.
The party is already declining in its popularity among the common and emerging as a political representation of feudal of interior Sindh and Southern Punjab by losing its confidence in the youth of Pakistan’s middle class.
The primary cause of the PPP’s diminishing popularity is that it is no more stick to the legacy of Z.A Bhutto. Selling the Urdu daily Masawaat, a newspaper that reflected what real agenda of PPP was further given a push back to a party that once enjoyed a reputation of being a right forum for people.