PESHAWAR: Former President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday supported the ‘in-house change’ against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government but ruled out the possibility of rejoining the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
Zardari was talking to media after appearing before the accountability court in the New York property case. The court has accepted his bail-before-arrest in the case. The NAB prosecutor had requested the judge to reject Zardari’s application but it was not approved.
In response to a question regarding the ‘in-house change’, Zardari said, “Insha’Allah, it will be better. I want this government to go. These are irrational people and unable to run the country.” He said that now history has also proved that they [PTI] is unable to provide relief to the masses in the current economic conditions.
On the question of PPP rejoining the Pakistan Democratic Movement, Asif Zardari replied that he would not approve it. He said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has also staged such ‘long marches’ before.
Yesterday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif had given the green signal for ‘in-house change’, after which PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif started a series of meetings with the opposition parties. He called on PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Parliament House.
In his meeting with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, both the leaders reiterated the commitment to block the passage of mini-budget from the parliament and give tough time to the government. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the anti-government protest movement and the current economic and political situation of the country. They agreed that the mini-budget will trigger another round of price-hike, thus, it is necessary to stop at all costs.
Sharif is also scheduled to meet Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the PDM in Islamabad in the next few days. He will take the PDM chief into confidence on the ‘in-house change’ and to give tough time to the government inside and outside the parliament.