Central leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Qamar Zaman Kaira has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to lift the veil from the faces of those “conspiring” against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and democracy, and also disclose the “secrets” he was keeping.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, the PPP leader said that neither the democracy was under threat nor anyone was conspiring against the government.
All that is going on is related to the revelations of the Sharif family’s wealth in the joint investigation team (JIT) report, which they need to justify, Kaira added.
In a satirical tone, Kaira said asked, “what sort of conspiracy is this as according to their understanding an apex court-formed investigation body has come up with some evidence against the discrepancies in the assets and income of the Sharif family, and how come all this has turned into a conspiracy against the government, democracy and economic progress of the country.”
He asked the prime minister to take the parliament into confidence on whatever conspiracy was being hatched against his government and incumbent political dispensation and if found correct PPP leadership would be the first to stand against it.
Kaira said that the history of the PPP was full of sacrifices for the cause of democracy and constitution, and they had even sacrificed their leaders in the way and would not hesitate for a moment to lay down their lives for upholding of the system.
He requested the prime minister that in the face of the JIT report findings, the prime minister should step down as he had earlier promised and let the system function. Kaira maintained that in the past conspiracies were hatched against democratic governments by intelligence agencies.