Zardari returned under deal with army: Sanaullah

Published: December 20, 2011
Sanaullah terms Zardari’s arrival the repercussion of a ‘covert’ deal between the Pakistani Army.

Sanaullah terms Zardari’s arrival the repercussion of a ‘covert’ deal between the Pakistani Army.


Just like his sudden departure, ambiguity, rumours and conspiracy theories are surrounding the president’s arrival back home.

In the latest development, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has termed President Asif Ali Zardari’s arrival the repercussion of a ‘covert’ deal between the Pakistani Army, the president himself and some other crucial stakeholders in the equation.

He said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani brokered a deal between Zardari and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and facilitated talks between them, ensuring Zardari’s safe return to the country.

Criticising the government’s dealing of the entire episode, Sanaullah said that a handout carrying the details of Zardari’s health conditions should be circulated to the public.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz denied the law minister’s claim regarding a secret deal between the president and the army.

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

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Dec 20, 2011 - 9:17AM

    Establishment phobia…!


  • Dec 20, 2011 - 9:40AM

    this is getting interesting, i wonder what the deal is


    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:20AM

    It will be an intelligent act to let this Democracy Drama keep going, meanwhile tighten the string through courts around all those who were involved in plundering the national wealth. By the time this exercise is completed, it will be time for fresh elections. Whole hearted effort should be made to promote good will between Imran Khan and Musharraf and bring them to the top, this is likely to make an efficient and honest team. Then through this new set up the recovery of drained out assets to abroad be made by physically torturing these thieves. Strict vigilance should be ensured on all foreign deals and despatches to stop further draining.


  • Dec 20, 2011 - 10:29AM

    This raises our eye brow.


  • Nas
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:43AM

    and here comes the big conspiracy theorist again!!!


  • Pakistani
    Dec 20, 2011 - 12:27PM

    Zardari is not a PML N leader.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Dec 20, 2011 - 3:53PM

    @KHALID: This indeed is the pragmatic path to take.


  • Ms.Bukhsh
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:45PM

    This Pakistan, anything can happen any time.
    We should expect anything and everytime.
    God knows those are plying with Pakistani people,and they are all responsible.


  • Fawad Azam
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:08PM

    @KHALID: Totally agreed!


  • Dr Babar Khan
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:10PM

    @KHALID: Very well said. Cannot differ a bit!


  • Dr.Tanwir Ahmad
    Dec 23, 2011 - 12:43AM

    @Khalid:agreed But there are two other factors.i)people esp of Blochistan,2)Money-Pakistan has no money to run armed forces and civil state apparatus both.With this money available one can only run the minimum o civil state function.Armed forces will have to surrender as they did in Soviet Union or at the end of British rule.


  • bravo
    Dec 23, 2011 - 2:18AM

    KAHLID please spare us from Musharraf.
    He can be US President but sure not Pakistani President or PM.
    I seriously doubt his being Pakistani even. Seems like CIA agent.
    After putting us in this trouble he is still making money giving lectures how to
    loose your sovereignty.
    Shame on such a personality.


  • hedgefunder
    Dec 23, 2011 - 2:52AM

    I mentioned this as deal done, upon his return , and true to the words !!!
    He returned under terms of engagement !
    Now the let the real Rulers show their face and put this charade of democracy to the rest for rest of the world to see.
    As in Pakistan there is really no option apart from the Army!!! So sad !
    This memogate mess, the Army really have taken very dim view of, unlike all the investigations regarding the attacks on GHQ, Mehran or Locarion of OBL !!!


  • Concerned
    Dec 23, 2011 - 3:22AM

    Absolutely, a very pragmatic way to get rid of this pathetic ‘leadership’, retain democracy, it is the only way of keeping Pakistan stable – I have a feeling we’re taking a book from Turkey’s book.


  • Hasan
    Dec 23, 2011 - 10:37AM

    Welcome Musharaf-esque Techno-democratic setup. I have tried democracy in my fuel tank and an independant judiciary to light my house. Neither work.


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