‘Departure for Dubai not part of hidden agenda’
RAWALPINDI: Neither my arrival in Islamabad nor my departure for Dubai is part of a hidden agenda, PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday.
“I met my children in Dubai after eight years. They phone me every day since I came here and I am going back to meet them,” Zardari told reporters on his arrival from Karachi at the Chaklala airbase. “I will return after seeing my children.” Asked to comment on Information Minister Sheikh Rashid’s statement that the PPP was bowling wide-balls to the government, Zardari said: “More often than not, an umpire will call every ball a wide ball if he has sided with the opposition.”
Zardari recently admitted that the Pakistan Peoples Party and the government had been in contact for several years. Sheikh Rashid’s comments came after the PPP’s scathing criticism of the government’s policies.
Regarding a question on Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Zardari would only say that he held him in the highest regard despite the fact the he (Fazl) was younger than him (Zardari).
Zardari condemned violence against journalists in Islamabad, calling it a show of force to intimidate them. Zardari said called on the opposition to form a united front in struggle for the restoration of democracy. online