Zardari seeks media’s support to ‘overthrow govt’

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, FEB 02: Former President of Pakistan and Peoples Party (PPP) Co- Chairman, Asif Ali Zardari addresses during All Parties Conference on the Kashmir Consultation Meeting organized by Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (JUI-F) held in Islamabad on Saturday, February 02, 2019. JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and President AJK Masood Khan, PML-N leaders and others also present. (PPI Images).

Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday urged the media to support the opposition in its attempts to overthrow the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Addressing an all-parties conference on the Kashmir issue, the PPP leader pledged to address the various issues being faced by the country’s news industry if the media supports the opposition’s movement to remove the PTI administration.

He also said that Pakistan’s political parties have always set aside their differences to come together for the Kashmiri cause. “Kashmir is in our DNA. It is an integral part of the Pakistani identity and we will never let Kashmir be separated from us.”

The former president said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must realise that Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue was not limited to any government’s policy. “The [Pakistani] nation is united when it comes to the Kashmir cause and it will never abandon the people of Kashmir.”

Zardari said Pakistan’s efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue took serious blows during military dictatorships, however, the younger generations would pursue the matter till a fair resolution was achieved.

Calling for international intervention against New Delhi, he said the country would continue to use all global forums to highlight Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.