Zardari’ claim of serving democracy ridiculous: JI
Commenting on President’s assertion in this regard, the JI Ameer said that instead of serving democracy, corruption-smeared Zardari had driven democracy out of the country as his four and a half years rule had been a period of worst dictatorship.
He wondered whom was Mr Zardari trying to befool through such a statement when he is personally littered with corruption from top to bottom and the long list of his government’s failures included US slavery, abductions for ransom, target killings, load shedding, price spiral, lawlessness, a debt ridden economy and friendly overtures for India, our sworn enemy.
In fact, he said, President Zardari considered his rule a US gift and believed that safeguarding US interests also guaranteed his power. Therefore, he was not ready to take any risk by annoying Washington. To him, national interest did not matter at all nor did he consider himself answerable to the people. It was because of the present regime that the country was facing US aggression and drone attacks. The silence of the government and the armed forces on the drone attacks implied these were being made with the government consent, he added.
Syed Munawar Hasan said the situation in the country warranted the rulers to quit and present themselves before the people’s court. He said October would have been the best time for elections but that seemed to be difficult.
However, he said, if the Zardari regime got more time, it might refuse to hold elections. He said that an Oppositions’ Grand alliance was the need of the hour to face the rulers’ alliance.—Online