Zardari threatens protest against govt

Zardari threatens protest against govt

LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said Thursday that he had already warned that they wanted to roll back the 18th amendment but some friends did not believe and some others considered it a joke.

“But, selected prime minister has now said clearly that funds cannot be collected due to the 18th amendment.”

He was addressing a large public meeting held at Garhi Khuda Bux on the eve of 40th death anniversary of PPP founder and former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, near here on Thursday.

He said till yesterday his ministers were saying that they will not rollback the 18th amendment. He said if funds cannot be collected then he should quit. He said the time has now come to march towards Islamabad to oust them.

He said he didn’t want to do that because he (Zardari) wants to rule but because they stayed then country will go 100 years backward.

Zardari in his brief speech said dollar has gone up by 40 rupees since arrival of this government and everything thing including tomatoes, onions and other eatables have become costly.

He said the poor cannot afford price-hike. Time has come, my dear sisters and brothers, to send them home as there is no other way, Zardari said. He said it does not matter if he (Zardari) is behind the bars or not, but we will oust them.

He said they are destroying the country adding we will be waging a Jihad for the sake of country. He said they were using container but we will sit on roads along with our beds and will only return when they are sent packing.

He said people are with us and with their support we will force them to pack up. He said we will launch a movement. He asked his party workers to wait for his call.