‘Zardari tried to bar me

Former Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday accused President Asif Ali Zardari of trying to get him disqualified from contesting polls...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published:February 22, 2009 12:16 am

Former Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday accused President Asif Ali Zardari of trying to get him disqualified from contesting polls through cases in the Supreme Court,setting the stage for a possible showdown between the two former allies.

The Opposition PML(N) chief cautioned Zardari against conspiracies aimed at getting him and his brother Shahbaz Sharif disqualified from contesting polls. He was addressing a meeting of his party’s general council at Raiwind in Lahore.

“I don’t want to name anyone but Zardari should not insult us through a Governor or try to get us disqualified through cases in the Supreme Court,” he said to thousands of cheering supporters.

Sharif was barred from contesting last year’s general election and subsequent by-polls because he was convicted in a criminal case filed against him after his Government was deposed by Pervez Musharraf in 1999.

Sharif also said Zardari had asked him to agree to give indemnity to all actions taken by Musharraf but he had refused.

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