PPP didn’t step back from its stance on resignations


LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party stalwart Qamar Zaman Kaira, on Tuesday, said that the party’s bearing on the issue of resignations from the parliament was unchanged. 

He said it has always believed in a joint struggle and is still with the idea of resigning from the assemblies at an appropriate time.

He was addressing a press conference and was sided by PPP Central Secretary Information Faisal Karim Kundi and Syed Hassan Murtaza, PPP Punjab Parliamentary leader.

He said the opposition leader’s slot in the upper house wasn’t a matter of life and death for his party. He said that the PPP was against any cracks in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and the party would negotiate with the opposition alliance after party’s central executive committee meeting on April 4.

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Kaira said the allegation upon PPP of changing its stance was never true. He said Asif Ali Zardari was the one who spent 14 years behind bars and the PPP was firm by its principles. 

Kaira said all political parties will have to brush their differences aside and gather on a single platform for bringinga change in letter and spirit. He reminded the PDM leadership that all decisions would be talked upon and be taken through consensus. 

Replying a question, he termed the blame upon PPP delaying decision of challenging Senate chairman elections results as false. He said that since the Senate Secretariat was closed, PPP was not able to get some important documents. Separately, PML-N Secretary General, Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the nation had a check on everyone who had derailed the PDM.

“We were the ones who started CPEC, we eliminated terrorism, and the growth rate was 5.8pcduring the PML-N government. Today, people are subject to the worst form of inflation, and unemployment and everyone is worried,” he said. 

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