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Asif Ali Zardari predicts PTI govt. won’t complete its term?

Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad. While talking to journalists later, Asif Ali Zardari said PM Khan’s PTI government will not complete its tenure. He also said that those who brought PM Khan to power are regretting it.

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Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari earlier predicted that PM Imran Khan’s government will not complete its five-year tenure.

Tuesday, Asif Ali Zardari appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad. While talking to journalists later, Asif Ali Zardari said PM Khan’s PTI government will not complete its tenure.

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“Those who brought Prime Minister Imran Khan are now admitting they committed a mistake,” said the former president.

“Allah Almighty knows better how they can fix this mistake,” Zardari further said.

Important to note, over the last two months, the government increased the prices of petroleum products. As a result, it has been facing severe criticism ever since. Major opposition parties, including the PML-N and PPP along with opposition alliance PDM held rallies against the government for the “unprecedented inflation.”

Read more: Pakistan’s petrol prices go up to Rs8.14

Last week, PDM announced a series of rallies in the provincial capitals and finally a long march against the PTI-led government. Opposition leaders also announced to hold protests in the province.

On this note, Asif Ali Zardari said that Imran Khan’s government will not complete its tenure.

Maryam Nawaz like a daughter to me: Asif Ali Zardari

Regarding the recent debacle of ex-Chief Justice of Gilgit Baltistan Rana Shamim’s affidavit, Zardari said: “We have already seen this. Justice Qayyum had a tape with Saif-ur-Rehman and some friends as well.”

When asked about a question relating to Maryam Nawaz’s petition, Zardari said he will not talk about it as “Maryam Nawaz is like a daughter to me.”

A division bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq heard the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal against Zardari’s gold reference and Ursus tractors deal.

The NAB prosecutor, in two references against Zardari, sought a month’s time to prepare his arguments on his appeals pending since 2014.

The IHC approved a two-week deadline for the NAB prosecutor to finalize his arguments. It also warned NAB that if it fails to prepare arguments by that time, then the court will decide on the existing record available with it.

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