Islamabad, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz has criticised President Asif Ali Zardari's speech on Benazir Bhutto's second death anniversary, saying that the time had come for him to walk the talk.
"This is the time to perform, the president has already been delivering speeches for the last two years... The implementation of the CoD will strengthen state institutions and save the democratic process from derailment," the Daily Times quoted PML-Nawaz Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal, a saying.
Zardari's speech has generated mixed reactions among political parties, with many saying that the stated "threat to the system" was a "figment of his own imagination".
"It is a partisan approach, not a speech of a head of the state. It was a speech of a man in desperation, confusion and faced with pressure and fear," Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Secretary General Mushahid Hussain as, saying.
He added that Zardari was trying to portray himself as a victim, and made a failed attempt to boost the morale of his party workers.
Hussain said all institutions in the country were working smoothly and fears expressed by Zardari were self-centric.
Iqbal said if Zardari was sensing any danger to democracy, he should come forward to implement the Charter of Democracy (CoD) in its true spirit.
Senator Zahid Khan of the Awami National Party (ANP) welcomed President Zardari's address, saying the president had apprised his party workers about the dangers he thought threatened the democratic order in the country.
"The president did not ignore the problems confronting the nation like poverty and unemployment, and mentioned them in his speech and resolved to solve these problems soon," he said. (ANI)