PPP unlikely to become part of PDM again: Zardari Gets pre-arrest bail in New York property case


Former president and co-chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that the PPP is unlikely to become part of the joint opposition alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), again.

Speaking to media persons after getting a pre-arrest bail in the New York Property case, the former president said he doesn’t know for sure but the chances of the PPP becoming a part of the PDM are rather slim.

Referring to the anti-government alliance’s long march on Islamabad scheduled to be held on March 23, Zardari said that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who also leads the PDM, has marched in the past as well.

The comments by the former president came a day after a meeting between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and the PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was held in Islamabad.

During the meeting, both parties agreed to launch anti-government protests to send the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) packing. The meeting was organised after PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif agreed to an in-house change.

Speaking about the PTI government, Zardari said he was against the PTI government from the very first day. He said he was hopeful about the in-house change as well. In a reference to the PTI, he said the government is made up of “imprudent individuals” who are not fit to rule and this has now been proved by recent history.

According to the PPP co-chairman, the government cannot do anything to facilitate people.


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