Pakistan Presidency privilege of PPP: Zardari

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Nawabshah (Pakistan), Jun 23: PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the office of the President of Pakistan was a 'privilege" of his party and the Sindh province, and that a “dedicated worker" of former premier Benazir Bhutto will be soon installed at the Presidency.

“The day is not far when a follower of Benazir will become the President of the country. The Presidency is the right of the PPP and Sindh," the Daily Times quoted Zardari as saying here last evening. He said the PPP was fighting a war for Pakistan"s survival, and that his party workers had rendered many sacrifices for the cause of democracy. Zardari said he was aware that remains of the dictatorship still existed in Pakistan and that they were continuously conspiring to create divisions in the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) alliance.

“I know well that there still are remnants of the dictatorship that want to destabilise the coalition government. They don"t want the assembly to complete its tenure, and don"t want the PPP"s alliance with the PML-N to succeed," he added.

He said the restoration of the sacked judges had become a political issue, and that certain political parties had hijacked the matter for their vested interests, which had consequently turned it into a political issue. A decision on the issue will therefore be taken after careful consideration and reviewing all legal and constitutional aspects, he added.


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