Zardari lacks political strength to allow concessions to India: Report

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London, July 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's 'candid admission' that militants were being nurtured on his soil may have been welcomed by the international community, but a report in The Times said that he lacks the political strength to give India the concessions that it has put forth as conditions to resume the stalled peace process between both the countries.

Jeremy Page, The Times correspondent, believes that Zardari does not have the powers needed to blunt the turmoil in the country's troubled region amid the current political pandemonium.

Page, in his report, said that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the biggest threat to Zardari, as is on the lookout to oust the former to access power.

"Moving too far or too fast could leave him vulnerable to attacks from Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister who heads the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N party and remains determined to lead the country again," said Page.

He said that the 'unusual' silence of Sharif after leading a significant lawyers' march against the PPP-led government to restore the judiciary, was in accordance with a deal fostered with the US, The Dawn reports.

"Sharif has been remarkably quiet since leading a lawyers' march against the government in March, and his aides like to say this is because of a deal with Washington under which he will return to power in the near future," Page said. (ANI)

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