Sharif, Imran say Ashraf’s election a tragedy for country

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan have termed the election of Raja Pervez Ashraf as Prime Minister a tragedy for the country, saying that President Asif Ali Zardari was bent upon destroying Pakistan.

By Rehan Siddiqui

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Published: Sun 24 Jun 2012, 9:06 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:45 AM

Both the opposition leaders were in interior Sindh on Friday and addressed public meetings during which they lambasted Zardari and claimed that the president was responsible for the current woes faced by the country and the election of Raja Ashraf Pervez was a clear case of naming a corrupt person for the premiership.

Addressing a huge rally in Hyderabad, the PTI chief declared that those politicians who had voted in fvour of ‘Raja Ashraf’ had sold their votes and conscience as they were aware that the new premier was involved in a massive scale of corruption.

“I have no doubt that President Zardari is determined to destroy the country, especially after the president had demonstrated his willingness to choose corrupt people for the top slot,” declared Khan.

Imran, currently the most popular Pakistani politician, said the present system had failed to deliver and if his party came into power would introduce a new system that would open the doors to betterment and change.

Earlier, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, also touring Sindh, told newsmen in Sukkur that Raja Pervez Ashraf will meet Yousuf Raza Gilani’s fate if he too decided not to write Swiss authorities letter as directed by the Suprme Court.

Sharif was also surprised at the PPP’s choice for the prime minister’s office and questioned how the allies in the ruling coalition would justify voting for the PPP’s candidate for the premiership when everyone knew that Raja Pervez Ashraf was allegedly involved in mammoth scale of corruption in the rental power projects scam.

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