Still don’t trust him: Khawaja Asif on Asif Zardari

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif has cast shadows of doubts on opposition parties’ newly formed alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), by saying he still does not “completely” trust PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

“It is difficult for me to trust him [Zardari] even today,” he said during a talk show.

The PML-N leader said that he still has qualms about Zardari and his opinion of the former president has not changed.

The statement comes at a time when opposition parties are planning to stage countrywide protest demonstrations, starting with the one scheduled for October 11 in Quetta, as part of their strategy to send the PTI-led government packing.

Khawaja Asif’s party, in particular, has taken a tough stance against the present regime as compared to PPP which seems to be keeping its “options” open.

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