Peshawar, May 23: Pakistan's cricket-turned-politician Imran Khan has described PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and President Pervez Musharraf as "two sides of the same coin", and said that both leaders would never restore the sacked judges willingly until they were forced by the masses. Khan said this while speaking at the District Bar Association here last evening.
He said that Musharraf promulgated the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to create 'amicable environment and way forward for the PPP' to come into power and now Zardari would bring the Constitutional package to indemnify the former against imposition of state of emergency in the country to legalise his 'unlawful and unconstitutional' orders.
"We will never allow Musharraf and Zardari to play with the fate of the country. Until the pre-November 3 judiciary was not restored, Pakistan's existence and sovereignty was at stake," the Dawn quoted him as saying.
"We will give you indemnity against the illegally and unconstitutionally promulgated NRO, if you restore the judiciary," he said and added that people would never accept the NRO if the sacked chief justice was not restored.