‘Nawaz-Zardari rendezvous postponed after latter’s speech’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid Wednesday confirmed that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has postponed his meeting with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari after the latter’s blazing speech.

Talking to newsmen here, the Federal Minister said it became necessary to postpone the meeting after Zardari’s speech which he delivered yesterday in Islamabad.

Terming all the national security institutions honourable, Rashid said a senior politician who once served on the highly coveted slot of Pakistan should have chosen his words with caution.

“Discussing sensitive issues on media further complicates the issues instead of resolving them”, Rashid added.

He said Zardari’s statement came at a time when Pakistan is deeply engaged in a battle against terrorism and it was inappropriate.

“The key role played by Operation Zarb-e-Azb in countering the menace of terrorism cannot be ignored”, he said.

Rashid lauded the role of Pakistan Army in the ongoing fight against terrorism and said the military has rendered huge sacrifices in the line of duty.

He dismissed the impression that the federal government was considering imposing governor rule in Sindh province, saying everything can be discussed in the Apex Committee meeting.