Zardari ready to play role in solving Balochistan problems
Former President and Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari telephoned PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira and General Secretary Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed Tuesday and had a detailed discussion with the Punjab leadership on the latest political situation and party affairs in Punjab.
Commenting on the Balochistan grievances, “If we are talking to the Akhtar Mengal today, it is because he is in Parliament. I am still ready to play my role in solving the problems of Balochistan on the condition that Baloch youth should give up the armed struggle and return to the political struggle while the state also needs to be more cautious in Balochistan now.”
“If Akbar Bugatti like incident happens again, then the situation would not be controlled,” he said.
Asif Zardari said he used to think that it was his responsibility to bring the angry Baloch back into the national mainstream. 2008 general elections were boycotted by all the nationalist parties of Balochistan and then they returned back to the national mainstream in 2013 general elections.”
He said: “I did not commit any personal crime but I apologized to Balochistan.”
“Let us stay united in Punjab. Good time is coming soon. We have no fear of lawsuits. In the current situation, if the government does nothing for the people, a terrible situation may arise. PPP supported farmers and workers in the global crisis of 2008 and with supporting programs for farmers and workers national economy will come back.”
Asif Ali Zardari said, “People sitting in the federation do not have a political understanding, they deepen every the crisis. I had warned the locust heart a year ago but he did not understand. Despite two floods we had not allowed food shortage in country. Today there is a danger of severe food shortage.”
“We were exporting wheat, sugar and cotton and now we are importing them. 18th Amendment actually connects the federation. NFC award further strengthened this bond. Rulers do not believe in the constitution, nor any principle or in any civilization. Rather, they want to destroy everything.”