Political parties should clean their baskets off rotten eggs: Zardri

KARACHI:  Former President Asif Ali Zardari said that there is no real democracy in Pakistan because all political parties have their lot of rotten eggs. Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Thursday, Zardari said that instead of banning any party and damaging democracy, they should clean their parties from those people who are creating negative impact on policies of political parties. He said that there is no way other than dialogue in order to keep democracy stable.

The Co-Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party has welcomed the agreement between government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on judicial commission. “We are happy that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and the government reached on an agreement and we hope that this government will complete its 5 years”, said Zardari.

“The CEC of PPP has decided that judges reopen Zulifikar Ali Bhutto reference and accept their historical blunder,” he said. Answering a question about Bilawal Bhutto he said that Bilawal will enter the practical politics when his age and experience will mature.

Zardari said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is under training in London adding that he is still in his youth and needs to mature before he is re-launched on the political stage. Talking about Yemen conflict Zardari demanded that government convene an in-camera briefing on Pakistan’s response to Saudi Arabia’s request for military support in Yemen.

Zardari said that the policy statement given by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in the joint sitting of Parliament was not sufficient. “We demand that government call an APC of parliamentary leaders and give them an in-camera briefing,” he said. “All of us should be taken into confidence about the conflict of Yemen,” he said.

The former president said that PPP would send its delegates to Muslim countries to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Middle East. He also advised the government to hold an Islamic conference.

He urged people to come forward to him with their complaints and offered assurances that he will recommend their concerns to the Chief Minister. The PPP co-chairman stressed that his party has stood by democracy even during the most trying times. DNA

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