ISLAMABAD – Former president Asif Ali Zardari believes that standing with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will mean political demise, close aides said.
A Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, who met Zardari in Dubai over the weekend, told The Nation, that the former president was ready to support completion of the assemblies’ five-year term but was firm to see the back of the premier.
“Zardari knows it will be difficult to contest the general election with the stigma of friendly opposition. He now wants to take a lead over the PTI [Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf],” he said.
Last day, PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked PM Sharif to quit before every citizen shows him a red card.
He appreciated the PPP Punjab for launching the salvo against Nawaz Sharif and his coterie who allegedly caused immense damage to the image of democracy and democratic credentials.
“Nawaz and company has proved that politicians grown and groomed in dictator’s laps