Islamabad (December 15, 2018): Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday responded to Asif Zardari’s tirade against the government, and said that the former president should start counting his days in politics.
“Zardari is counting our 100 days. He should be counting his days in politics,” Fawad said in a statement.
The minister also mocked the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman for his comments against “those with only three-year tenure making decisions”.
Separately, Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan that the former president is trying to target judiciary, establishment and the government to save himself from accountability.
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Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said only parliament can take decisions for the nation,
Addressing a public gathering in Hyderabad, Asif Zardari said that”individuals with three-year terms” have no right to do so.
“What right does an individual, who has a tenure of three years, to make decisions about my nation?” the PPP-co-chairman questioned,
“Only parliament has this right and no one else.”
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Without naming anyone, he said that they keep visiting different places, questioning, “What does you have to do [with them]?
“There have been 900,000 case pending in courts, you should look into those,” Zardari said.
“You have no future, why do you decide about the future of things? I say it even today that one should act remaining with legal and constitutional bounds.”
He said only parliament has the right to make decisions about the nation. “It was better that transparent elections were allowed to be held and political parties could have formed a government through consensus.”Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari jumped down Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government’s throat saying that they have no idea what to do with the country which has resulted in increasing bewilderment among the nation.
“People sitting in Islamabad are blind, dumb and deaf,” he declared.
Criticising the government, he said that government functionaries say 100 days were less for them and what could they do such a short period.
“We got rid of Musharraf in 100 days, we got Swat freed in 100 days,” the PPP co-chairman noted, recalling his party’s tenure in the centre.
He said only a party of the masses could understand their needs and problems, not the “parties that are made.”Zardari said if he could run a government in a good way then it did not imply he could also play good cricket.
“I don’t know how to play cricket. I know politics and I can do that,” he said. “Politics is when Musharraf reached home and said ‘I don’t know what happened and how it happened’.”
He suggested the government to provide opportunities to local businessmen and facilitate stock exchange, adding, “Only technology and experts should be invited from abroad.”
former president said the PTI-led government is busy in vanishing the jobs of people rather providing it to them as 0.5 million persons have been deprived from their employment.During his aggressive speech, Zardari said that the opponents have no courage to deprive him from his rights however; he is hurt whenever the rights of poor are snatched from them.
“Efforts are being made to abrogate Benazir Income Support Program but we will not let it happen,” he asserted.
“The incumbent government is inefficient and can do nothing besides the hen and eggs. It would have been better that the government was formed with mutual consent,” said PPP co-chairman.
“Please stop cracking shavie with Pakistan as you had already poked much fun at nation. The country is always pushed fifteen years back; if the local businessmen are not happy then how is it possible that foreign investors will invest here.”