MULTAN / ISLAMABAD:
The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) on Saturday asked President Asif Ali Zardari to inform the nation on how he defended his country against the accusation of ‘exporting terrorism’ made by the British Premier David Cameron.
The President has let down 170 million Pakistanis before the British authorities for not responding London’s criticism accordingly, said PML-N spokesman Ahsan Iqbal, adding that Zardari spent his talks with Cameron in “chit chat”.
He also criticised the President for continuing with a week-long European tour while his country struggling to cope with a natural disaster which has claimed thousands of lives and affected up to 12 million people so far. He said people were drowning while the head of state was enjoying his foreign tours.
Meanwhile, PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif was critical of the fact that President Asif Ali Zardari made on a trip to London while the people of Pakistan are being hit by disastrous floods.
Sharif said this while talking to the media on Saturday after his visit to a relief camp in Muzaffargarh. “The prevailing flood situation demands we go to the people, get awareness about the problems they are facing and try to address them,” he remarked. Not only the national press but also the British media targeted President Zardari for embarking on his London visit at a time when heavy floods had ravaged the country, he said.
“We should visit the relief camps and review the hardships confronting the flood victims besides trying to rescue them from their sufferings,” he remarked.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2010.
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