KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s ousted leader Ayesha Gulalai remarked that there is some truth in former president Pervez Musharraf’s allegation against Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
She also said that Zardari sidelined main PPP leaders after Benazir Bhutto’s murder while speaking to media outside the parliament on Friday.
“I left PPP after Benazir’s murder because party leaders were being sidelined,” she said, alleging that all of this was done by Zardari and his sisters. “Everyone knows about their domestic disputes,” she added.
She remarked that Bilawal, Aseefa and Bakhtawar were quite young at the time of the assassination but she remembers what happened. “Amin Fahim knows what happened, Naheed Khan knows what happened.”
Speaking about Musharraf, she remarked that he is innocent and being trapped. “I will stand with whoever is being oppressed,” she added.
On PTI Chairperson Imran Khan, she said that Khan has diverted from his original vision and is absconding from courts and the Election Commission.
Zardari hits back to Musharraf
Earlier in the day, Asif Ali Zardari, responding to allegations levelled by former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, said Musharraf should return to Pakistan if he is brave.
“He [Musharraf] should appear in front of the court,” Zardari remarked while speaking to the media in Kamalia on Friday.
Continuing his criticism of the former president, Zardari questioned why clips of Musharraf in discos were being circulated if he had gone to seek treatment for his backache.
On Thursday, Musharraf had alleged that Asif Ali Zardari was behind the murder of his wife and former premier Benazir Bhutto and her brother Murtaza Bhutto.
In a video message, Musharraf, the former army chief, said he was sending out this message as Zardari had personally called him out by blaming him for Benazir’s murder.