NAUDERO: Former president and Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Zardari Saturday warned that under the new law of military courts one cannot rule out the possibility of both him and Prime Minister Nawaz ending up behind bars.
Addressing a big gathering on the occasion of the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto here, Asif Zardari said it must be ensured that the law of military courts does not take the shape of a ‘black law’ in future.
The PPP Co-chairman said: “We will accept the new law after it is ensured that tomorrow it will not used against any democratic party, scholar or journalist.”
He said from Zia era till today he and his party had always stood against all kinds of atrocities. “No terrorist can scare us under any situation and we will wage a war for the cause of protecting our rights,” he vowed.
Zardari said the last time this law was enacted the result was that ‘we were all in jails’.
He once again dispelled the impression that there was some kind of misunderstanding going on between him and the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
He said Benazir Bhutto had stressed upon separation of Kashmir and Afghan jihad. “However, those with narrow vission, linked the two and weakened the cause of Kashmir,” he added.
He said the opponents had spread all kinds of rumours against his party and clarified that Makhdoom Amin Fahim had neither committed treachery in the past nor would he do so in future.
Without naming anyone, Asif Zardari said the ‘Tom Cat’ has been spending his days at home under bail but actively engaged in doing politics.