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Zardari vows to resist presidential system of govt

ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday vowed to resist a bid to introduce the presidential form of government in the country.

Replying to reporters’ questions on the premises of the accountability court in Islamabad where he appeared in connection with the hearing of the fake bank accounts case, he said: “I am not in favour of the president form of government.”

“Let the government try, we will stop them,” the PPP co-chairman said, slamming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for what he said conducting experiments in the country every day.

The former president was of the opinion that the country’s situation was going from bad to worse.

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Earlier, on April 16, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had dismissed talk about the establishment of the presidential form of government in the country as rumours.

Speaking to the media, he said it was ‘a non-issue’ being discussed only on social media platforms.

He said it is not easy to get simple amendments in laws. As routine matters take so long, how can we expect a major change in the constitution that requires a two-thirds majority in Parliament, he questioned.

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