Zardari is a democratic dictator,says Sharif

Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif has said that he is unwilling to commit the ‘sin’ of talking to Pak President Asif Ali Zardari.

Written by ANI | Lahore | Published: February 28, 2009 4:21:00 pm

Taking his fight with President Asif Ali Zardari a step further,former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) chief,Nawaz Sharif has said that he is still ready to mend ways with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP),but unwilling to commit the “sin” of talking to Zardari.

“I am still ready to talk to Benazir’s PPP. But I consider talking to Zardari the biggest sin,” ‘The Nation’ quoted Sharif,as saying.

Addressing a Parliamentary Party meeting at his Raiwind residence,Sharif charged Zardari of behaving like a ‘dictator’ by imposing Governor’s rule in Punjab province.

“President Zardari has imposed a ‘democratic dictatorship’ in the country,” he said.

Sharif said he would not hold talks with Zardari regarding his disqualification,and dethroning of his brother,Shahbaz Sharif,from the Punjab Chief Minister’s chair.

“PML-N considers Prime Minister Gilani as reliable person to resume reconciliatory talks,” he said.

He also charged Zardari with forcing the country towards a civil disobedience movement.

Later,Sharif met the special German representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan,Michel Coach and discussed the current political scenario in the country.

Sharif reportedly told Coach that the present turmoil was created by President Zardari,and would have a negative impact on the ‘War on Terror’ in the region.

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