NAUSHERO FEROZE: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday that now [Prime Minister] Nawaz Sharif will understand what accountability looks like.
Addressing an event in Naushero Feroze, Zardari claimed the ruling party has forgotten what accountability looks like.
“We have said it before as well that these [2013 general elections] were ROs’ elections, but we accepted the results for the sake of democracy,” he said, adding that “I respect democracy, unlike Nawaz Sharif. Him and Kaptaan [Imran Khan] do not care about democracy.”
Explaining his party’s achievements, he said we completed the Constitution given by [Prime Minister Zulfikae Ali] Bhutto.
The former president also claimed that Pakistan’s increased economic ties with China were a ‘gift’ to the nation by the PPP.
“When the US gave a statement against Pakistan, China gave one in our favour,” he added.
Earlier, speaking at the event, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah, said the present government is snatching the livelihood of people.
“Only PPP understands the true meaning of politics and serving the people,” he added.
The Sharif family is undergoing unprecedented scrutiny after the Supreme Court, in its April 20 judgment in the Panama Papers case, ordered the formation of a joint investigation team to probe the premier’s family’s financial dealings.
‘Those who have looted country – claiming to be pious’
Responding to Zardari`s speech, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani said that those who have looted the country are now claiming of piousness, adding that the opponents leveling allegations against PM Nawaz can not compete against him in the 2018 polls.
“They (opposition) will learn a lesson in 2018 election,” he said. –Web Desk