TANDO ALLAHYAR: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said if the government is in any form of danger then those who brought it into power will save it.
Addressing the media in Tando Allahyar, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and said, “The country is in a complicated situation and the government neither has political thinking nor understanding.”
“The country cannot be run by puppets and we need a leadership which is in touch with ground realities,” the former president said. “We had warned earlier as well that they [PTI] cannot run the government,” he added.
Taking a hit at PM Imran’s chicken plan, the former president said, “Buy chicken and sell their eggs and see if any satisfaction or happiness is achieved.”
Stating that PTI supporters are “trying their best to derail the system”, Zardari upheld, “We will strengthen democracy so no one else can get a chance. The worst democracy is better than dictatorship and owing to this mindset we are sitting in the Parliament today so no one can say that country doesn’t function.”
The former president continued, “They are using the excuse of some clauses of the 18th Amendment to annul the 1973 Constitution and bring back one-unit politics. We had started a struggle against one-unit politics and will continue to oppose it.”
Further, Zardari said, “If the government faces any danger then those who brought it into power will save it. Why should we support them? What Imran Khan is doing is not hidden.”
“He says that he will send the entire opposition to jail but we have the courage and patience to face prison terms. Those who send us to jail will be sent to jail by whoever comes next but will they be able to face prison terms?” he added.
“Mian Sb made accountability courts and laws for us and today he is facing them himself.”
Continuing with his criticism of the incumbent government, Zardari said, “I cannot see any foreign policy of the government and I think they only have one policy and that is to break walls of the governor house.” Questioning why the walls are being broken, the former president said, “Whether you make a library or a museum in the governor house, you will need walls.”
Zardari further lamented, “A joint investigation team (JIT) has sealed sugar mills and it is unfortunate that the poor are having to bear the losses.”