Says PTI claims of making a new Pakistan, but have not worked on a single village
NOWSHERA, Oct 11 (SABAH): Former president and Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari has rhetorically questioned the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday how could Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak make a ‘new Pakistan’ when he could not build a ‘new Nowshera’, his hometown.
Asif Zardari addressed a rally of workers of Pakistan People’s Party in Nowshera and in his speech he criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Awami National Party for their alleged interest-based politics at expense of the people.
He claimed that his purpose of delivering an address in NA-4 is not to procure votes. He alleged Tehreek-e-Insaf and Awami National Party of having resorted to ‘cutting deals’ for more votes in Senate.
Zardari said that unlike PTI, he has given identity to Pakhtoons so that they keep their identity associated with Pakistan.
The former president said that he cannot bring to mouth the brutality Muslims in India are being subjected to. He claimed that Pakistan is faced with threats in the present times.
He asserted that Pakistan People’s Party would walk side by side with Pakhtoons.
Zardari said they did not do Pakhtuns a favour by helping them secure their identity. But, he added, they just want Pakhtuns to not detach themselves from Pakistan. “We [just] want Pakistan and [its] Pukhtuns to be respected.”
During his address, Zardari criticised the condition of Nowshera, saying it was where KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak belonged to but he had not done much for the betterment of his district.
“They [the PTI leaders] claim of making a new Pakistan,” Zardari said. “But they have not even worked on a single village.”
The PPP co-chairperson maintained that people in power in KP were doing politics of pretence and do not actually know what their land and its people want.