PPP hits back at PML-N, says does not believe in politics of resignations
As the war of words between the two main opposition parties intensified, it was the PPP’s turn on Sunday to fire shots at the PML-N for calling it ‘selected’, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a joint news conference in Karachi, senior PPP leaders Sherry Rahman, Maula Bux Chandio and Shazia Marri said their party does not believe in politics of resignations. “We know how to respond to any thing or criticism, but we do not want to say something which worsens the situation,” they added.
Sherry Rahman asked why Nawaz League did not help the PPP in ousting Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. “We do not talk about narrative rather we talk about politics as PPP does not believe in the politics of resignations.”
Sherry said PPP’s target is the ‘selected’ government. “Asif Ali Zardari is in Pakistan and cannot go abroad as his name is on the ECL,” she added.
Sherry made it clear that the PPP wanted to see the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) stay intact.
Sherry said her party was ready to hold peaceful long march and protest against the PTI government.
Chandio said they are pointing a finger at the PPP though they themselves were moving back. “We were all prepared for the long march but this is not a child’s play. We did not take pressure even from General Ziaul Haq, what to talk about pressure from ‘friends’,” he added.
Shazia Marri said the use of the word ‘selected’ for PPP was regrettable. “It was sad to hear Maryam Nawaz’s tone. Use of selected word is wrong. They accused us of deal which was struck by others,” she added.
Sherry Rahman said whose permission the government is awaiting for purchasing the coronavirus vaccine. “Governments is the whole world are arranging vaccine free for their citizens but there in Pakistan Imran Khan is allowing his friends to import the vaccine.”
She called for raising the vaccine issue in Parliament.
On Saturday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said that Senate opposition leader was PPP’s right, no one should object on this, adding that PML-N candidate was controversial.
Bilawal revealed that no name was agreed in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for the Senate opposition leader.
He requested the PML-N friends to stay calm, adding that he didn’t expect PML-N to react like Imran Khan after the defeat of the Senate candidate.
Some members of our party felt that the PPP was being pushed to the wall, Bilawal added.
Reporter Muhammad Kamran