Trusting Zardari was the biggest mistake of my life: Sharif

March 12th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad, Mar.12 (ANI): After the assassination of Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari stood on a same platform and vowed to work together to establish democracy in Pakistan, but now it seems that Sharif is cursing himself for joining hands with Zardari.
According to The Dawn, during a telephonic interview Nawaz Sharif said: My biggest political mistake was my decision to trust Asif Ali Zardari.
Minutes before addressing a huge gathering at Abbottabad, Sharif , while referring to the massive clamp down on PML-Q leaders and other activists who had announced their support to the lawyers long march, said If they (government) think they can deter us by such harsh measures, they are certainly mistaken. Our struggle is for the rule of law, and it will continue until victory.
Sharifs rhetoric is not new to Pakistan politics, as several leaders in the past have tried to use such language to create trouble for a sitting government.But the current volatile situation in Pakistan may have far reaching consequences as too many things are happening, creating utter chaos in Islamabad.
Sharif told a charged gathering that the time had come for the people to change their destiny. He asked the people to take part in the long march of lawyers, if they wanted to change their fate. He charged Zardari with again introducing the politics of horse-trading in the country.
He lauded the efforts of Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Sardar Mehtab Khan and Pir Sabir Shah for the restoration of deposed judges and supremacy of constitution.
“Today is a defining moment in Pakistan”’’s history. We can change the destiny of this country. Pakistan stands at a crossroads today and it is your duty to save it. We want to change this outdated system because it poses a danger to our existence and they want to charge me for sedition,” he told a rally of thousands of supporters, who cheered and waved party banners.
On Wednesday, police launched a crackdown against lawyers and PML-N leaders in several Punjab districts including Lahore. Police was ordered to put Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Imran Khan under house arrest.
Several raids were carried out on homes and offices of Jamat-e-Islami workers, PML-Ns members of the Punjab assembly, but all succeeded to flee and have gone in to hiding, sources said.
Sharif reportedly said the unity of Jamaat-e-Islami members and PML-N leaders would overpower all the barriers, and would successfully make their way to Islamabad for the long march and sit-in. (ANI)

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