Zardari betrayed me over judges' issue: Nawaz

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Lahore, Aug 25: PML-N leader and former Pakistan prime minister, Nawaz Sharif has said that he had allied with PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to steer the country of the crisis (read dictatorship) and added that the latter had betrayed him by not reinstating the dismissed judges.

"I had allied with the PPP to steer the country out of the prevailing crises, but PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has hurt my confidence," the Daily Times quoted Nawaz as saying in Lahore. Meanwhile, after a meeting on Sunday, Aug 24, his party called for the postponement of the presidential election for a month. Sources says that most of the PML-N leaders were 'disappointed with the PPP' for not restoring the sacked judiciary following the procedure and the timeframe they had proposed.

Some of the PML-N leaders wanted the party to quit the ruling coalition and sit on the Opposition benches. They wanted the party to stay away from the presidential election, but a final decision in this regard would be made in a meeting of the party's Central Working Committee in Islamabad, added the paper.

At the party meeting, the PML-N leaders also discussed the fate of the coalition government in Punjab if the party pulls out of the federal coalition.


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