Credit for smooth transition goes to PPP: Kaira


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Wednesday said the credit of smooth power transition following the May 11 elections went to the previous PPP-led government.
Kaira, who was federal information minister in the PPP government, said constitutional amendments adopted during the PPP tenure would play a crucial role in the stability of future regimes, particularly the striking down of Article 58-2 (b) from the constitution.
He said PPP leaders, including Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto had rendered innumerable sacrifices for the sake of democracy since they believed that the country’s survival was linked to democracy.
Responding to a question, Kaira said the PPP would play the role of a constructive opposition and would not do opposition just for the sake of it.
Hailing Nawaz Sharif’s decision to nominate a nationalist leader as the Balochistan chief minister, he said the initiatives taken by the previous government restored confidence of nationalist parties in the province and that was why they had decided to take part in the general election.