Former President and Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is not in exile. There are certain timings within the politics due to which he is behind the curtains and will be back to Pakistan soon.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari was talking to a senior journalist in a TV interview where he said that he wanted to let Bilawal lead the party’s matters due to which he sidelined himself from politics for some time.
When asked about extension of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Asif Zardari said that it was pretty much difficult task for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif either to give General Raheel Sharif extension or not.
Zardari, who served Pakistan as President from 2008 to 2013, also told that during his tenure, giving extension to then COAS General Ashfaq Pervez Kiani was the need of time and it had only strengthened him and the parliament.
Talking about Panama Leaks Case, Asif Zardari said that it is true that Imran Khan is the one who has taken the matter into Supreme Court of Pakistan but yet Imran Khan wants to hit every ball for a sixer which is not possible. What will happen if Apex Court also fails to give a solid verdict, Zardari raised the question as well.
Asif Zardari also quoted during the interview that democracy can only be prevailed in Parliament, not in Supreme Court. It would be better if questions should rather be asked in Parliament instead, he added while talking about Panama Leaks Case.
He also talked about Dr. Asim Hussain’s case and said that Dr. Asim is innocent and he is facing the ongoing consequences only because he proved to be a soft target. Asif Zardari hoped that Dr. Asim will soon be able to walk free.
Asif Zardari quoted that that Imran Khan praises Ch. Aitezaz Ahsan because both of them have been each other’s neighbors once. Talking about himself, Asif Zardari said that Imran Khan criticizes him because Chairman PTI wants Prime-Ministership.
Asif Zardari also talked about Nawaz Sharif’s politics and said that he could not appoint a Foreign Minister yet and organizes public gatherings just to bash Imran Khan.
Asif Ali Zardari told that new bridges and roads will be constructed in the interior province of Sindh for the people. Highlighting Karachi’s garbage issue, Co-Chairman PPP said that a contract with a Chinese company has been made and residents of Karachi will soon hear the good news.
Asif Zardari told during the interview that nowadays he is in search of Bilawal’s bride. How can he ask Bilawal to get married at the age of 28, when he himself got married in his late ages, Zardari commented on a lighter note.