Ahead of 11-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Larkana on the occasion of Benazir Bhutto’s 13th death anniversary, PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari the PTI government was unable to run the country and would remain so.
While addressing the PDM Larkana rally virtually, Zardari said, “These aren’t the people who run a country, they are the ones who run a cricket team.”
He added that while Benazir had passed away on this day she had left the message for her party to keep fighting for the country.
Zardari said in his tenure, he had joined his political rivals in order to “complete the Constitution” but now the country’s exports had fallen and the dollar had seen a steep rise.
“I want to ask you not to worry so much; they have little time left. They will fall due to their own weight,” the PPP leader told the crowd.
“Could anyone have thought that [former military ruler retired Gen Pervez] Musharraf would be yearning to come to Pakistan but he cannot?” Zardari said.
He added that history was witness to the fact that “whenever you have done anything against democracy, eventually the loss was of the country.”
“You will come and go, you have no importance. Like the party Musharraf formed came to an end, this party too will end,” he said without naming anyone.
Zardari said Prime Minister Imran should quit “if you accept yourself you are unable to run the country”.
“Everyone is hoping that one day Bhutto’s party will come into power and we will prosper [again],” he said, adding that the PPP had kept inflation under control despite financial crises.
The former president said he wanted all parties to unite on one page “but we shouldn’t dictate each other what to do. Learn something from us well; I may have experience of doing those things in the past.
“I ousted a general like a fly out of milk, so we can bring down Imran Khan as well but we need to change the mindset and methodology,” he said, adding that the opposition will have to “fill up the jails”.
‘Honour to attend Benazir Bhutto’s anniversary‘
Earlier today, PDM leaders including Bilawal, Maryam and others had lunch at Naudero House from where they left for Garhi Khuda Bux.
The rally was virtually addressed by former president Asif Ali Zardari and in person by the PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.