LAHORE - In a statement issued on Friday, PPP Co Chairman Asif Zardari has demanded immediate arrest of Nawaz Sharif. He stated accountability proceeding against the Sharifs was being held in an unjust manner despite them being indicted. However, he added, when it came to the PPP leaders they would first be arrested, put behind bars then cases against them would be dug up.
While referring to the instance of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar — who was freed in a day within his arrest — Zardari said if one is a member of the Sharif family they can get bailed out in a day. “But our people get bail after a year and a half – what sort of accountability is this?”
The PPP co-chairperson said they would not accept any proceedings until they are held in the same way like the previous ones were.
About being allies with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Zardari said: “Godfather sends us secret messages for reconciliation from London, but we have rejected them.”
It should be mentioned here that the new chairperson appointed for the National Accountability Bureau — a federal organisation — is the one whose name was suggested by PPP.