ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari has expressed concern over the political situation and called for restraint and responsibility by all sides.
Democracy and nation will neither be served by calls for civil disobedience nor by a stubborn refusal by any side to engage in a meaningful dialogue on political issues, he said in a statement on Monday.
Over enthusiasm to pursue political goals through unconstitutional means can be as lethal for democracy as shutting the door of dialogue and both must be avoided, he said.
Meanwhile, PPP Information Secretary Qamar Zaman Kaira deplored Tahirul Qadri’s criticism of the Sindh government as most unwarranted and uncalled for.
To media questions, he said that it was a sign of desperation of the part of PAT chief to drag the Sindh government in his tussle with the Nawaz-led government.
The party along with ANP also submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate to discuss the situation arising out of the convergence of the ‘Azadi’ and ‘Inqilab’ marches in Islamabad.
This situation calls for adjourning the normal proceedings of the House to discuss the same with a view to finding a solution based on the collective wisdom of the House. It was signed by PPP’s Farhatullah Babar and Saeed Ghani, and ANP’s Zahid Khan, Afrasiab Khattak and Haji Adeel.
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