Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pakistan - Zardari takes aim, chants ‘go Imran go’

 Former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Asif Ali Zardari continued to take shots at his political opponents, this time taking aim at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. 

“Go Imran Go,” the former president chanted during a rally held here on Thursday. Zardari further said “One politician calls himself Pakhtun but he is a fake pathan,” in a clear reference to Imran Khan.
While addressing party workers in Malakand on Tuesday, Zardari said that the country's leadership was deeply involved in all businesses from poultry to energy business.
All of Pakistan's resources were controlled by one family, promising to bring back the “looted” money back to the country, Zardari said.
Criticising the prime minister, he said that Nawaz Sharif is a student of former military dictator Gen Zia-ul-Haq and is continuing with his policies till today.
He also said that the prime minister’s “philosophy” is the reason for the murder of Mashal Khan, who was lynched by an enraged mob on blasphemy allegations.
The PPP co-chairman added that Swat's people have made a lot of sacrifices for the area's peace. "It was Bibi shaheed's dream to restore peace in Swat," he said.
Taking the credit for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he said that he his government had introduced the project for Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The former president said that the PPP will form its government in all four provinces including KP.
Earlier on Thursday, Zardari condemned the Supreme Court's decision on Panama Leaks case and demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking to the press, along with the party stalwarts, Zardari said, "I condemn this nine-month joke with the nation. I condemn this justice and judgment;” further adding, “today democracy and justice were adversely affected."
He demanded resignation from the PM Nawaz by saying: “Prime minister should morally tender his resignation though I know him well that he will not resign till the last extent - our struggle will continue till then.”
Zardari, however, was all praises for the two judges who ruled against PM Nawaz.
“I salute the two senior judges who gave the disqualification verdict against Prime Minister – decision of senior judges prevails over junior judges,” he said.
Speaking on the verdict, the former president said that the overall decision was a nine-month joke with the nation.
“Can a 19-grade officer under the Prime Minister do what the Supreme Court couldn't?, ” he remarked, “Will they investigate him, will they  disqualify him, will they take the statement from the Prime Minister from the PM house or police station.”

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