Rulers stole away CPEC from Pakhtoons: Zardari

Rulers stole away CPEC from Pakhtoons: Zardari

MARDAN: Co Chairman of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said the ruling party stole away China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from Pakhtoons and his party would undo the alleged injustice.

Zardari addressed a rally in Mardan today and announced to visit all parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to mobilise workers of the party ahead of General Elections 2018.

The former president criticised Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan by saying that the current political scenario has a lawmaker, referred to as ‘kaptaan’ who neither knows how to speak Pashto nor hails from the areas concerned.

His lineage goes back to Niazis and not Pathans, he added. Zardari further said that Imran is not the leader of the youth but Bilawal is.

The former president chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during his address and claimed that the apex court had chanted the same through its verdict in Panama Leaks case. Zardari criticised the verdict of the five-member larger bench by saying that both the litigants distributed sweets and rejoiced after the order.

He questioned the people to think whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was issuing funds for Sindh from his pocket or was utilising the nation s treasury. The people’s party had given the impoverished Benazir Income Support Card, Zardari recalled.

He claimed PPP would form the government in General Elections 2018 and provide them with employment opportunities.

Supreme Court had given its verdict in Panama Leaks case on April 20 which was earlier reserved by the bench on February 23. The apex court ordered formation of a Joint Investigation Team within seven days to hold the premier accountable and file its report within a period of two months.

PPP among opposition parties have ramped up anti-corruption campaigns after the verdict.

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam, Jamaat-e-Islami and two other political fronts have launched a grand coalition on Sunday, asserting that the alliance would weed-out corruption in the country.

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