PPP pursuing Benazir Bhutto’s policy: Asif Zardari

LONDON: Former president and Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari Monday said his party was pursuing the policy of Benazir Bhutto.

Addressing a press conference here, Asif Zardari said his party respects the laws of Britain and accepts the decision of not allowing it to hold a rally in Birmingham due to security reasons.

He said when he was president of Pakistan he had told the world leaders on more than one occasion that ‘we are losing the war against terrorism’ but the warning fell on deaf ears. “The actual war is with a terrorist mindset,” he added.

Asif Zardari said his party was concerned over the next elections in the Indian-held Kashmir.

“We want better relations with our neighbours including India,” he said, adding he had tried to reason with India for resolving the long standing issues including those of Sir Creek and Siachin but ‘India didn’t budge from its position’.

Doors open for MQM

Asif Zardari said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari only expressed his own opinion and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should not react angrily to it.

“If MQM wishes to meet me, it knows my address in London. Our doors are open for MQM,” he said in reply to a question.

‘Imran Khan uses inappropriate language’

To another question, Asif Zardari termed the language used by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, as inappropriate. “No one can use such language for their political opponents,” he added.

He said whatever Imran Khan says reflects his personality and mindset.

PPP supports democracy

The PPP Co-Chairman said his party does not support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but the democratic set-up. “We want the incumbent Parliament to complete its term,” he added.