Zardari feels for protesting government employees
Former president Asif Ali Zardari comes down hard on the government for using force and teargas shelling to disperse demonstrators.–File Photo
“I feel bad about what happened at D-Chowk in Islamabad. The employees who opted for protest in pursuit of due raise should not be treated as an enemy,” the former president said.
Talking to Islamabad airport staff a few months ago, Zardari said he knew the employees were finding it hard to make month ends. But the staff needn’t worry, the former president said promising 50 per cent salary raise after coming into power again.
Flanked by his daughter Asifa Bhutto, he was about to leave Islamabad for Karachi after appearing in an accountability court in the Toshakhana reference in August 2020.