Zardari fears break-up of Pakistan

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Islamabad, Jan 14: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the world should be considerate about Pakistan and its people rather than its nuclear assets. Media quoted Zardari as saying that “We are scared that Pakistan will break up. We are hoping that the US will help us form a democracy, will put its force behind the policy of free and fair elections and help Pakistan fight the terrorism which we are faced with."

“I think the whole of Pakistan, the nation of 175 million people, needs to be looked after. We need to be assisted, we need to be helped, and we need to be cared for. I am worried for Pakistan, therefore we have been fighting for democracy," Zardari said. He also said that party is yet to decide the name of the candidate for Prime Minister after the elections. He said there are some elements in the country that does not want February elections in the country and want them to postpone.

He said that he is in constant touch with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz"s (PML-N) chairman Nawaz Sharif about the political developments in the country. While talking about Bilawal Zardari Bhutto"s appointment as the new chairman of the party he said, “I did not name him as PPP chairman," the top leadership of the PPP had decided to appoint Bilawal.

ANI

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