LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, while addressing a workers’ convention in Lahore on Thursday, lashed out as his political opponents; Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif.
On Imran, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief does not know anything but to criticise.
He also remarked that Imran is back with another apology, while referring to Imran’s apology to Election Commission of Pakistan, which was submitted earlier in the day.
Someone whose own stories are so famous, what can we expect from his Naya Pakistan, remarked Zardari.
PPP co-chair also asked Imran about his source of income and alleged that Imran is paying for his family’s expenses using funds from Shaukhat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
Criticising PTI’s governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Zardari said that he has not seen any tabdeeli [change] in the province except for one bridge.
While referring to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif, Zardari called him a “paper tiger”, who is hiding away in London.
He also slammed the VIP treatment received by Nawaz and his family. Bailable warrants of arrests have been issued against Sharif family but not for Sharjeel Memon, he remarked.
“The prince and princess appear before the court, surrounding by 40 cars and are issued bailed the same day,” he remarked while speaking about Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law, Captain (retd) Safdar.
“This never used to happen with me rather I was arrested first and cases were registered against me later.”
Speaking about the economy of the country, he urged that efforts need to be made to make Pakistan an “agro-export” economy.
The policies of PML-N government are taking us towards “forceful default,” he said, adding that if Pakistan defaults on loans then International Monetary Fund will place further restrictions on Pakistan.
As a result of these restrictions, Pakistan Army’s budget might get cut. “We will not allow this to happen,” he added.