Zardari says Kh Asif tried to divide opposition on someone’s behalf
An accountability court in Islamabad Monday indicted former president and Pakistan People’s Party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in tow more cases, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
The former president is facing multiple references filed against him by the country’s anti-graft body over alleged corrupt practices and has already been indicted in mega money-laundering and Toshakhana references.
Zardari was present in the court during the indictment.
Talking informally with the journalists outside the court, Zardari said Khawaja Asif’s statement against him was an attempt to create divisions among the opposition’s ranks.
He said that the PML-N leader gave such statement on someone’s behalf.
Talking in a TV show last week, Kh Asif had said that it was difficult for him to trust Zardari. “I still have reservations against this gentleman. It is difficult for me to believe him even today,” he added. "I will say this again and again, I don’t believe him.”
However, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his trust in Zardari. "I have a lot of respect for Asif Zardari in my heart. Zardari is part of Pakistan's Democratic Movement (PDM) and I absolutely respect him in my heart and I don’t know if Khawaja Asif made a statement against Mr Zardari or not," the PML-N supremo said in the aftermath of the conflicting statement by the senior PML-N leader.
When told that Kh Asif had actually said that he doesn’t trust Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz Sharif said that Khawaja Asif’s remarks about the former president were not PMLN’s party policy. “I have expressed to you the sentiments I have in my heart.”
About cases against him, Zardari said when one is in opposition such cases against him was a routine matter.