President Zardari in war of words with Sharif Brothers
President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari has flumed a war of words with Pakistan Muslim League (N) during his visit to Lahore. The statements given by the president have raised the political temperature of the biggest province of the country.
Zardari expressed that Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif were given a new life in politics by him. He said that the Sharif brothers had decided to boycott the elections in 2008 along with Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and Jamaat e Islami
but Zardari convinced PML (N) to take part in the elections.
The co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believes that the Sharif brothers have a lot of fake attitude and he knows how to handle them.
Zardari said, "I gave concessions to the Sharif brothers to get rid of Musharraf. The Sharifs have stiff necks and I know how to humble them.”
This is quite ironic that PPP and PML (N) were coalition partners in the National Assembly as well as the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for almost three years. However, the situation has changed drastically now as the elections come closer.
The President further expressed that PML (N) did not have a clear cut majority in Punjab but he still allowed them to form the government there.
"The Sharifs’ PML-N does not have a majority in Punjab but we never tried to topple their government," he said.
This statement of the President does not reflect the true reality as President did enforce ‘Governor Rule’ in Punjab in 2009.
There were reports in the media that Zardari has given a statement regarding the funeral of Mian Mohammad Sharif, the father of the Sharif brothers. However, the Federal Minister for Information, Firdous Aashiq Awan has denied all such rumors.
"The President did not say anything on the funeral of the father of the Sharif brothers," said Firdous.
Considering the fact that the people of Pakistan are facing immense challenges, the political leaders are busy fighting with each other. If Pakistan is to move forward in the fast changing world, the country must look for an educated person to lead Pakistan
out of trouble.