Zardari in action to ‘save’ PML-N government

ISLAMABAD: In a significant political development in the present situation, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday. Sources in PPP believe that Zardari’s initiative to call Imran is part of his efforts to act like a bridge between the PTI and PML-N government to help sort out their differences. In another important political development, Zardari also reached out to Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq from London and exchanged views on the current political situation in the country. Zardari’s spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that in telephonic talk with Imran Khan the former president said that the PPP agreed with the contention of recount in the disputed constituencies under the law, and opposed the calling in of troops in Islamabad under Article 245 of the constitution. 
However, he noted it was also crucial that no opportunity was provided to anyone to derail the democratic system in the country behind the façade of political instability. The baby should not be thrown out with bath water; the spokesperson quoted Zardari as having said. In his telephonic talk with JI Ameer Sirajul Haq the former president reiterated the same viewpoint, saying also that he believed that the guiding principle should be that worst democracy was better any so called benign dictatorship. Babar said Zardari is genuinely and seriously concerned over the direction and momentum of the political course in the country. 

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