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Asif Ali Zardari, Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party, asserted that the slogans of “Go Imran Go” which are echoing across Sindh will soon be heard throughout the country, reported Dawn News. Former President Zardari stated that PM Imran Khan is “incapable” of ruling the country because a cricketer is incompetent to manage the affairs of the state.
Addressing party workers and senior PPP leaders at the Naudero House on Saturday, Zardari elaborated that since PM Khan is neither a landlord, nor a politician or a businessman, he cannot understand the challenges of the people.
Former President Zardari stated that PM Imran Khan is “incapable” of ruling the country because a cricketer is incompetent to manage the affairs of the state.
Dismissing the incumbent government as a “selected government”, Zardari stressed that only a democratic force can combat the myriad of challenges faced by Pakistan. He added that the harbinger of change invited crisis upon the nation, and people are already tiring of his leadership.
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PM Khan Using NAB against Opponents?
Asif Ali Zardari, who is booked in a score of mega corruption cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau, accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of using NAB as an instrument to get rid of his political rivals, which has gravely impaired the prestige of the bureaucracy.
Commenting on speculations about introducing a presidential-style system, former President Zardari stated that even if such a system is imposed, it will not last long. He called upon the opposition parties to join forces and launch an anti-government campaign.
Dismissing the incumbent government as a “selected government”, Zardari stressed that only a democratic force can combat the myriad of challenges faced by Pakistan.
Earlier on Friday, Asif Ali Zardari had a meeting with PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Kuhro, alongside other MPAs, MNAs and party workers at the Naudero House. The PPP Co-Chairman hailed the attendees as great assets for the party, and assured them that the party is like “one big family”.
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PPP Eager to “Rescue Democracy”
Addressing a press conference at the Larkana Press Club on Sunday, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, PPP Sindh President, stressed that the Pakistan People’s Party is uninterested in ushering any in-house changed. Khuhro stated that any in-house changes or changes in the government itself are of no concern to PPP as his party’s only concern is to make sure democracy is not “derailed”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan of using NAB as an instrument to get rid of his political rivals, which has gravely impaired the prestige of the bureaucracy.
Referring to the shameful cases of former Prime Ministers Yousuf Raza Gillani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who were ousted from the Prime Ministerial office at the orders of apex court, Khuhro explained that a change in government doesn’t necessarily have to derail democracy. He then proceeded to cite the example of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, explaining that replacing him with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was no threat to democracy either.
Khuhro accused the incumbent government of deliberately increasing petroleum prices despite the downward spiral of fuel rates in the international markets, adding that the current leaders are imposing heavy burdens on the poor masses.
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Khuhro stressed that all political parties must gather together on one platform and unite their forces to rescue the countries. He added that the leaders of the opposition had all gathered under PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s house for the grand Iftar party, and will be holding more conferences and meetings to launch a movement against the government.
Dawn cited Khuhro’s remarks, “Let us see when this conference is held to discuss and formulate strategy to begin the anti-government campaign.”