Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari after returning to Pakistan from an 18-month today announced that both he and his son, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, will contest elections and be part of “this Parliament”.
Zardari made a surprise announcement today that he will contest elections from his sister’s seat in Nawabshah whereas Bilawal will contest from his mother, Benazir Bhutto’s constituency in Larkana.
The Pakistan Peoples Party co-Chairman told party workers during the 9th anniversary of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, “We have given so many sacrifices for democracy and we will not spare this Mughal emperor (Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif).”
The former President, while making sharp attacks on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said he was not afraid of courts and his party will face all cases against them.
Zardari said as he took a jibe at the Prime Minister, “We have fought against the country’s dictators but never raised voice against the army.”
Addressing Sharif, Zardari said: “I am not coming to Parliament to topple your government.”
He said that his intention was only to teach the government a few lessons and to consult with the Prime Minister on national issues.