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Asif Zardari claims PTI govt may commit a “grave blunder”

LAHORE: In a telephone call with Chaudhry Manzoor, former President Asif Zardari claimed that the ruling PTI government might commit a “huge blunder” which could put Pakistan in grave danger.

Rejecting rumours of splits between the oppositions PDM alliance, Zardari said: “PDM is united and will strike the government from all directions”.

“The PDM will use all options in turn to get rid of the PTI government. The country is in grave danger and the [incumbent] rulers are likely to make a huge blunder,” the former president said, adding that it is “crucial to send the government packing”.

According to the former president who is considered an excellent player of power politics,”The incompetence of these inept rulers may lead to a major accident in the country [and therefore] the next few months are crucial for the future of national politics.”

“They [government] could neither purchase the coronavirus vaccine nor could they help people during the coronavirus pandemic,” he stated.

Comparing the PTI government to the PPP’s from 2008-2013, Asif Zardari cited the Great Recession and said: “We increased exports from $19 billion to $26 billion despite the 2008 global financial crisis.”

“We doubled the country’s revenue, increased the salaries of employees by 125%. We bumped up government employees’ pensions by 100%,” he added.

“I said in the past that these elected rulers will fall under their own weight. Now that they have crashed, only one last shove is needed.

“Together with the PDM, the PPP will send this failed and incompetent lot home,” he vowed.

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