Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was following in the footsteps of Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf and maintained that the incumbent government has ruined the national consensus in the country.
Speaking to PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on the coronavirus crisis and the evolving political situation in the country, Zardari criticised the government, saying that it wants to curtail the constitutional and financial powers of provinces.“This government is fighting the opposition instead of fighting coronavirus,” he said.
Referring to PPP’s past tenure, the former president stated that when he[Asif Ali Zardari] came to power in 2008, the country was a victim of terrorism and division. “We conducted the Swat operation through national consensus and brought peace [throughout the country],” the former president asserted. The PPP and the PTI have been trading barbs over the past few weeks. Yesterday, after being criticised for the second consecutive day by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the Parliament House, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto had demanded that the foreign minister either withdraw his statement against PPP or resign from his position.