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‘Zardari gave Senate ticket to Rabbani on insistence of Bilawal’

By Agencies
March 11, 2018

SIALKOT: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday said the PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari gave Senate ticket to Mian Raza Rabbani on insistence by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.He was talking to media after inaugurating the newly established Executive Passport Office here. The minister said the PTI chief Imran Khan ''sacrificed'' the politics of 13 senators of his party by handing them over to the PPP.

Khawaja Asif said Imran Khan could go to any extent to gain power. He said the prevailing political scenario in the country is bringing to light the real faces of politicians and exposing their personal designs. He strongly criticised the politics of conflict and confrontation of the PTI and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. He advised that now Imran Khan should give up day-dreaming of becoming a prime minister.

Khawaja Asif said Zardari was apparently working on his self-designed policy of ignoring the party’s old workers. “It seemed that Zardari wants to remove the PPP’s old workers, including Raza Rabbani, from the PPP scene,” he added.

The minister said the incumbent government is the government of Nawaz Sharif’s workers.

On Syrian war, the minister said the Pakistani government and nation were fully supporting the oppressed people of Syria. He said Pakistanis strongly condemn murder of thousands of innocent Syrian people.

He called for immediate halt to the prolonged war in Syria, saying the Parliament will discuss and deliberate its foreign policy about Syria tomorrow (Monday).