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.