Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif urged ex-president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday to refrain from defaming political history, Express New reported.
Responding to the remarks made by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, the ousted premier claimed to have expressed displeasure over Zardari’s anti-army statements in 2015.
“He [Zardari] cancelled a meeting after I sent a message condemning his statement,” the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader said.
He added that differences with Musharraf should not be translated into efforts to destroy institutions.
Dwelling further, Sharif revealed that Zardari insisted on parliamentary ratification of ordinances passed by former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. “But I refused,” Sharif claimed. “The conditions we put forth before becoming part of the government included accountability of Musharraf, restoration of judges and eliminating 17th amendment.”
Terming the PPP stalwart’s comments “unworthy for a party chief”, the PML-N top leader questioned whether Zardari was “so innocent” that he fell prey to Sharif’s temptations. “Zardari said he was following my directives, he should reveal whose puppet he has become today.”
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He advised the PPP leader to abstain from opening a can of worms instead focus on the upcoming general elections.
Sharif went on to say that he is struggling for a mission based on principles and ideology and do not want to become a part of political blame game.
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