Nawaz, PML-N hit out at Zardari

Agencies August 08, 2010


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.


John Donne | 11 years ago | Reply This blame game serves the purpose of those who are not in power, so they can dismount those who are, by doing all kinds of propaganda against them. This is why democracy has not taken root in our ccountry. And some or many are always cynical no matter what you do. They don't do any good, other than pursuing the blame game as a matter of self-interest. Sorry for saying so, but I can't help.
shahid ali | 11 years ago | Reply Mr. President was going on board despite all of media spoke to him to cancel his visit but he rejected all of them and went on board. Apparently it is not good to leave behind country in this disaster lonely but it was needed of time to be visited other countries and to be collected dollars for victims and maximum fund raising to be done. His son Mr. Bilawal also presented excuses as his father is being condemned by media. It is time to be understood the importance of dollars, money, funding which could be helpful to rescue affected people but this recipe when to be delivered to them, it is not clear,it is possible, it will be reclaimed by our ministers and to be reached at their bank accounts while victims of floods to be awaited to get advantages of Mr. Zardari's visit.
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