LAHORE/MANDI BAHUDDIN: Former president Asif Zardari on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was fooling the children, adding that Kaptaan should first build paradise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) before aiming at the whole Pakistan.
Zardari announced to build Bilawal House in Peshawar.
Talking in a meeting with party leaders at Bilawal House Lahore, Zardari said that he realised that he has committed some negligence during his government.
He said he could not meet the party workers, adding that the negligence would be duly compensated.
The PPP co-chairman said that he knew Khyber Pakhtunkhwa faced threats.
He said PPP has always been wounded on the chest. Zardari said that PPP’s slain chairwoman Benazir Bhutto knew she would be murdered; even then she came out for the people.
He said that PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto made the country the nuclear power and yet he was ‘judicially murdered’.
Zardari said that Benazir Bhutto knew her life was on the stake when she brought the missile technology to the country.
He said the paradise Imran Khan wants to build in the country should first be built in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
He alleged that Imran Khan is fooling the 18-year-old ‘children’.
Zardari said the current government should be allowed to complete its tenure as it was in the best interest of the country and people.
The PPP co-chairman said that he was aware of the challenges people of Pakistan were facing.
Zardari paid glowing tributes to party worker Yaqoob Pervez who sacrificed his life to arouse international conscience against General Ziaul Haq’s dictatorship.
In a message on his death anniversary observed in Yohana Abad, the former president paid rich tributes to Pervez for fighting against oppression.
He said, “Today we enjoy democratic rule in the country due to sacrifices made by workers like him.”
He said Pervez belonged to Christian community and his struggle and sacrifice was indicative of the fact that PPP has always fought for the rights of minorities in Pakistan.
All minorities considered PPP as protector of their rights, hopes and aspirations, Zardari added.
Source: Daily Times