Zardari’s call to London over Senate Opp leader not well received: Sherry

By: News Desk      Published: 12:34 PM, 1 Apr, 2021
Zardari phone call
A TV grab of the Sherry Rehman's interview.

PPP Parliamentary Leader in Senate Sherry Rehman has disclosed that Asif Ali Zardari had called London on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate but PML-N leader Ishaq Dar replied that the issue could not be discussed. 

Sherry Rehman made the startling revelation in 24NewsHD TV channel’s programme 10Tak.

Sherry said Asif Zardari telephoned London but Ishaq Dar bluntly replied that the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate could not be taken up.  

She said on the other hand the PPP had never walked awy from discussing anything. “Look at the recent PML-N move where it had approached the PPP to discuss the NA-249 by-election in Karachi. We openly welcomed them and talked and conveyed to them that we could talk to our committee.”

Sherry Rehman said the PPP was in favour of civilized politics because look at the history of the PPP. “Asif Zardari said in the PDM meeting to Nawaz Sharif that he has a son and Nawaz Sharif has a daughter and why they should go to jail rather us all should go to jail collectively.”

Sherry Rehman also maintained that the PPP was in front of all of the people who were speaking on inflation and other issues in the Senate for the last three years.

“Looking at the record, you will know which party’s speeches were prominent as opposition,” she said.

Sherry said it was up to the party whether it wanted to empower the selected and hybrid government or oppose them.

“Our targets are to criticize this government’s policies, transparency, and make them accountable in front of people and want to make better policies. People will look at those elements who are dividing the opposition,” Sherry said.

She also downplayed a question asked by the host Rehan Tariq about Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar’s statement about getting votes from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). 

Sherry replied, “Mustafa is a young and first time senator from Sindh. He may have not known the facts that the PPP did not get votes from registered BAP senators. An independent group of four senators was formed and voted for the PPP leader.”