'Stop interfering in provincial matters, Zardari tells PM Nawaz'

Former president says PM should go ahead with PTI's demand of re-counting votes; PTI's Qureshi reaches out to...

Web Desk July 15, 2014

LAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari had harsh words for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, asking him to stop interfering in provincial matters and reminding him that he was democratically elected, and not a 'monarch', Express News reported. 

According to sources, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson, who is in London at the moment, expressed his frustration with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its leader, in what is the first time he has spoken out against Nawaz since the latter took charge as the premier.

Zardari also said that the prime minister should take into account the demands made by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regarding the re-counting of votes in four constituencies.

Zardari said that the premier should not be afraid to go ahead with the re-counting of the votes.

He said Nawaz had made several promises to the public, which he has been unable to keep, adding that the public is suffering with water, power and gas shortages.

Zardari, comparing the PPP and PML-N governments, said that load-shedding and circular debt had increased with the present government.

Shah Mehmood reaches out to Zardari

Meanwhile,  PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reached out to Zardari to join his party's Independence Day rally on August 14.

This is the first time Qureshi contacted Zardari after he left the Pakistan Peoples Party in February 2011, over an issue involving the Raymond Davis case.

Qureshi also said that other political parties and party leaders such as Khurshid Shah, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri have also been invited to the rally.


there is more than meets the eye | 8 years ago | Reply

Make Zardari the King of Sindh.

ishrat salim | 8 years ago | Reply


Punjab may be the highest contributor to IDPs, but how many IDPs have they allowed into Punjab ? giving & letting them in then taking care of them is the most difficult part...they never did in the past & will never do this time too....Karachi was forced to allow IDPs in the past & this time too & the result is for all to see....

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