ISLAMABAD: Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday that the former premier Nawaz Sharif is trying to weaken the institutions, referring to his criticism on the judiciary.
Speaking to a press conference in the capital, he said, “Nawaz Sharif is trying to weaken institutions. Weak institutions make the country weak.”
He accused the disqualified party head of ruling PML-N of manipulating the bureaucracy to revolt against the state. “The downsizing of leaders has begun and they can do nothing about it,” he added.
On the election season, he said that he can anticipate the 2018 general elections occurring on time. Zardari implied that PML-N is not ousted from the Senate elections. He said that the PPP is supported by ANP and JUI-F of the Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
“It is easier to take votes if the party is in rule in federation and provinces,” he argued, alleging PML-N of pre-poll rigging in Lodhran by-election.
The PPP Co-chairman stressed that he will not allow Nawaz Sharif to succeed in his partnership with Indian PM Narendra Modi to make “greater Punjab”. On Pakistan’s inclusion in the FATF grey list, he list the PPP government had avoided such measures in past through diplomacy. NNI