Published On: Tue, Jun 11th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Stopping Zardari from coming to parliament would be disrespect to voters: Gilani

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Monday that the speaker should issue production order for Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari as stopping him from speaking in the parliament will be a sheer disrespect to the people of Pakistan.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Zardari in the fake bank accounts case from his residential place in the capital city. The anti-graft body has taken the former president to the NAB office in Melody.

Gilani said that Zardari will face the courts as like late Benazir Bhutto did in the past. “It wont be a good omen for democracy if Zardari is not given the permission to go to parliament,” he said.

The PPP leader’s demand was also shared by Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif.

Speaking in the National Assembly on Monday the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that former president Asif Ali Zardari has presented himself before the National Accountability Bureau on every occasion there was no need for immediate arrest.

“Zardari never used delaying tactics. NAB should have appreciated this,” said the opposition leader.