Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Wednesday said that the party does not wish to ally with Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri had earlier claimed that he can have Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan seated on either side, whenever he wished to do so.
Speaking to media in Lahore, the PPP leader said the party would join Qadri’s peaceful protest if invited. He added that it is Qadri’s right to start a movement. Criticising deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Kaira said the former premier was using unpleasant language towards the judiciary and he fears such language may be used more commonly in the future.
PPP’s senior leader in Punjab also said that the democratic system in the country does not suit Nawaz and instead of supporting the system, the former premier is moving towards a clash o institutions.
Kaira also praised the visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the Senate and added that his helped in dispelling wrong perceptions.
The statement by Qadri had come days after PTI and PPP chiefs held separate meetings with him in Lahore, and extended their support to him following the release of the Model Town inquiry report.
“I would have Zardari and Imran seated on either side, whenever I wished so,” Qadri had told the participants of a lawyers’ convention organised by Awami Tehreek.