BADIN: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday said the government has decided to tax the rich to mitigate the sufferings of the poor.
Addressing a public gathering in Badin, he said that "democracy knows how to defend itself and it is here to stay."
The president said Pakistan is going through a difficult phase but the government is trying to make it a better place. He said he believes in democracy and he has strengthened the parliament by transferring his powers.
President Zardari said the real power lies with the people and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government came to power with a clear public mandate.
He added that if the PPP supported landlords it would have lost its vote bank a long time ago.
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