Islamabad July 15, 2014: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed surprise and dismay over the continued foot dragging by the government on the demand to recount votes in four constituencies in Lahore saying “heavens will not fall down if the demand was accepted”.
Recounting of votes in constituencies where there are complaints and demands voiced for it should be carried out whether such constituencies are in Punjab or Sindh or elsewhere, Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar quoted the former President as saying in a statement today.
The Spokesperson said that the former President made these remarks feeling anguished about the deepening controversy over recounting in four constituencies in Lahore and wondered as to why the Prime Minister felt so nervous about it.
Recounting in forty constituencies may be carried out if needed instead of the four as demanded at present he said.
People had elected Mian Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of the country and not as absolute monarch or to interfere in other provinces, he said.
He said that the PPP has accepted the poll results for the sake of democracy and democratic process but it cannot abandon the people who are undergoing unimaginable hardships compounded by load shedding and water shortages in sweltering heat and the crisis in the industrial sector due to continued load shedding.