DADU: Former president Asif Ali Zardari stated on Wednesday that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will continue to fight for democracy.
“You are all sons of [Zulfiqar Ali] Bhutto. We are raising the flag of democracy. We promise that we will continue to fight for democracy,” he told supporters in Dadu, Sindh at an event.
Referring to the 40th anniversary of Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s martial law, Zardari said that Zia’s dictatorship had a brutal effect on Pakistan and the country needs to get out of this mindset and embrace a more democratic tone.
Zardari also claimed credit for strengthening parliament, saying had he not done so [given up presidential powers], Nawaz Sharif would be the president today [as that would be where the power lies].
He also spoke in favour of Bhutto, and highlighted the achievements of the PPP founder.
“People often look at the progress China has made, but they forget that Pakistan is still struggling with a martial mindset which does not ensure continuity [of governments],” he stated.
He ensured workers that PPP would develop Sindh and work towards making Pakistan a regional power. –Web Desk