Nawaz says Zardari betrayed him over judges issue

August 25th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Aug 25 (ANI): PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has said that he had allied with PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to steer the country of the crisis (read dictatorship) and added that the latter had betrayed him by not reinstating the dismissed judges.

I had allied with the PPP to steer the country out of the prevailing crises, but PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has hurt my confidence, the Daily Times quoted Nawaz as saying in Lahore.

Meanwhile, after a meeting yesterday, his party called for the postponement of the presidential election for a month.

According to the report, most of the PML-N leaders were disappointed with the PPP for not restoring the sacked judiciary following the procedure and the timeframe they had proposed.

Some of the PML-N leaders wanted the party to quit the ruling coalition and sit on the Opposition benches. They wanted the party to stay away from the presidential election, but a final decision in this regard would be made in a meeting of the partys Central Working Committee in Islamabad today, added the paper.

At the party meeting, the PML-N leaders also discussed the fate of the coalition government in Punjab if the party pulls out of the federal coalition. (ANI)

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