ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday hailed the deal between Iran and P5 +1 over the former’s nuclear programme as a far-reaching development that holds the potential of a game changer in the region. In a statement issued from his office, the former president said: “The agreement is a triumph of diplomacy and negotiations over coercion and hostility and is most welcome”. An Iran cooperating with the world raises the prospects and hopes for peace, stability and development in the region, and now the test is for all sides to uphold their commitments in letter and spirit, said the former president. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) supremo also called upon the government to seize the moment and translate the dream of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline which was initiated by his administration.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2015.