PPP leadership: Accused of appeasing religious right

PML-Q says PPP instead of moving a joint resolution condemning the retrogressive mindset, bowed to it.


Rauf Klasra January 20, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) are said to have ridiculed the current leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and accused it of abandoning its original “moderate and progressive role,”sources said.

During a meeting of delegations of the two parties on Wednesday to discuss pressing economic issues, PML-Q leaders said that the PPP instead of moving a joint resolution condemning the retrogressive mindset, bowed before them and withdrew it altogether.

PML-Q leaders are also said to have made sarcastic remarks about doing away with PPP’s original ideology “to appease the religious right”.

One PML-Q leader said the party had transformed to such an extent that “one cannot differentiate between policies adopted by the Ziaul Haq regime and the present PPP government.”

They also expressed chagrin at a statement attributed to the federal interior minister, Rehman Malik, according to which he had said that he would “kill anyone who was found to be involved in blasphemy”.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2011.

COMMENTS (19)

Mirza Naseer Ahmad | 10 years ago | Reply Just Analyze how many of our leaders have been affiliated as students with Jami-at or later with some Religious Party later on. This will answer your doubts about the present leadership.
frizz | 10 years ago | Reply ppp cant go against the will of over 90 percent pakistanis. change will take place but with the passage of time, they cant take action against mullas coz mullah thought is everywhere, in every field of pak. its tough to eliminate this factor from society.
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