I am disappointed over u-turn taken by Nawaz Sharif, says Zardari

File pictures of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has said he has been disappointed over u-turn taken by Mian Nawaz Sharif a few moments before presentation of 18th amendment in the parliament adding he does not want confrontation with any political party or institution but no one will be allowed to destabilize democratic system.

President Asif Ali Zardari said this while addressing in meeting of Core group of Pakistan Peoples Party at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani jointly chaired a meeting of core group of Pakistan Peoples Party at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Those who attended the meeting included Senator Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the House in Senate, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Mr. Nazar Mohammed Gondal, Minister for Food & Agriculture, Mr. Rehman A. Malik, Minister for Interior, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Information and Broadcasting , Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, Minister for Labour & Manpower, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Mian Raza Rabbani, Advisor to PM, Mr. Jahangir Badar, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash, Ms. Fauzia Wahab, Ms. Fauzia Habib and Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar.

The meeting discussed current political situation in the country.The meeting expressed satisfaction over the Party’s policy of reconciliation and said that the policy will continue in the future as well. The meeting also reposed full confidence in the leadership of Party Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari.

The meeting decided that government would continue its reconciliation policy and constitutional committee would review PML-N reservations. The participants expressed full confidence on the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.

Sources told President Asif Ali Zardari during his said he did not want to pursue path of collision with any party or institution and policy of reconciliation was part of manifesto of PPP and “we will move ahead this policy.

He hoped PML-N and ANP would soon reach any compromise on the issue of renaming NWFP while democratic government was committed to repeal democratic clauses introduced by the dictatorial regime in the constitution. “I am however disappointed over the statement given by Mian Nawaz Sharif with reference to judicial commission a few hours before presentation of these amendments in the parliament. But we are not hopeless. ”, he held.

He was of the view that it was his desire to give good news to nation this month about restoration of 1973 constitution in unalloyed form. But PPP-led government wants to take PML-N along with it and we hope the coming days will be better days, he added.

Sources told that some members opined that constitutional amendments be presented in the parliament and if PML-N did not support even then support of two thirds majority could be mustered in both the houses of parliament on this count.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani opposed it saying if constitutional package was tabled in the parliament without the support of PML-N then it would become difficult to seek its approval from the parliament as all the members of PML-Q were not united. Therefore, consultation process be continued with PML-N, he stressed. Raza Rabbani, Khurshid Shah and Naveed Qamar supported view point of Prime Minister while President Asif Ali Zardari also agreed over this stance.

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2 comments on “I am disappointed over u-turn taken by Nawaz Sharif, says Zardari

  1. PML(N) leader Mian Nawaz Sharif has perhaps closed all the doors upon him. He has been disappointing the nation for too long. His return from exile and his tall claims cajoled the nation for quite a time now. PML-N has been the popular party in most parts of the Punjab and NWFP. Their support is also present sparingly in other provinces. Most populous Punjab province totally belongs to them now. But perhaps not any more. Nawaz Sharif’s inability, inaction and no attention to the core issues has put him in the same bracket as of the rulers. He is taking the nation for granted. He has been playing in the hands of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, and now its time that he would be thrown to the dustbin of the history. It is not only President Zardari who is disappointed but whole nation is worried about Nawaz Sharif’s double play.

  2. Every time the PML-N leadership makes a blunder, that shakes political set up. Even Nawaz Sharif twice called Zardari a threat to democracy, but his deeds show that there is no other but he himself is the biggest threat to democratic set up. Senior members of the PML-N seem to have no independent thought of their own and follow the Sharif brothers blindly. How will they help the people of their constituencies if they cannot even help themselves? With Pakistan going through a difficult time, the PML-N has been found wanting and unable to rise to the challenge. The party actually seems to being going backwards and is starting to become a problem for the state in its fight against the Taliban and for the democratic system as a whole. Maybe that is what you get for being the remnants of a dictator! The U-Turn of PML-N at eleventh hour raised many serious questions about the loyalty of N-League with the national interests of the country. I am still unable to understand why; so much vocal and advocator of Ch. Nisar did not attend even a single meeting of PCCR despite the fact that he was the member of the committee. It seems that PML-N was not sincere from day one constitutional amendments.

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