Benazir blast intelligence agencies for attempting to split her party

December 17th, 2007 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin  

Peshawar, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto has said that the intelligence agencies were trying to split her Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) by pressing her party leaders to change their loyalties.

If the role of the intelligence agencies is not curtailed, it may lead to a civil war and serious political turmoil in the country, the Daily Times quoted her, as saying.

President Pervez Musharraf was not justified in asking political parties not to make pre-poll rigging allegations, as many of her party leaders were being approached by the secret agencies to give up their party affiliations, Benazir told reporters.

Coming down heavily on Aitzaz Ahsan, Benazir said, PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan should respect the party decision regarding the elections. He has to clarify whether he is loyal to the party or to the former chief justice supporting the polls boycott decision.

She held the past military governments responsible for the increasing sectarian violence, inflation and political instability in Pakistan. (ANI)

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