ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that he had saved former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif twice in the past but won’t save him again.
Addressing a large PPP rally in the federal capital, Asif Zardari lashed out at Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan. Referring to Imran as Jaali Khan, Zardari said that he had saved Nawaz Sharif twice in the past but won’t do the favour again.
“Now we will not save their democracy but will bring ours in its place,” he said.
Zardari said that Nawaz Sharif had looted the nation’s coffers. He said that Imran and Nawaz were not understanding the fact that now dictators had no role to play in determining the future of the country.
“Whatever will happen in Pakistan next will happen on the basis of the power of vote,” he said.
Zardari paid tribute to slain former Prime Minister and his wife Benazir Bhutto, stating that she would have been proud to see Bilawal progressing in politics if she was alive.
“Bhutto is alive today as he was alive in the years before,” said Zardari. “I went with Benazir to every single place where her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had gone,” he added.
Zardari said that PPP wanted Pakistan’s ties to improve with Afghanistan, urging Afghans to trust Pakistan and realise that Pakistanis were also suffering. Zardari had stern words for India during his speech.
“I want to tell India very clearly–as long as any son of PPP yet draws breath, we will never cede Kashmir to you,” he said.
Zardari said that former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharaf talked about bringing about a change in the country from abroad. Zardari said that he had spent 11 years in jail but had never lost hope.
Story first published: 5th December 2017