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Asif Zardari must keep party matters in his hands, suggests PM Sharif

SARAJEVO: Welcoming the news that former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari is coming back to Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday advised him to keep PPP matters in his hands.

The premier, currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina on an official visit, also appreciated Zardari’s decision to return to Pakistan.

“Frankly, I am happy on his return. He should come and take over the reins of his party,” said the prime minister while talking to media representatives during a breakfast meeting.

PM Sharif said that with Zardari’s return, positive politics would get a boost in the country.

The Prime Minister said he was in favour of political affinity and mentioned “the Charter of Democracy” signed along with PPP.

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He said, “I have been a believer of Zardari politics of tolerance.”

The premier said never during the PPP government, he made attempts to derail the set-up and despite differences with PPP, Sharif said his party never adopted a new policy of agitation and sit-ins.

Referring to the Abbottabad Commission Report Prime Minister Sharif said that he would review the report before making a decision to make it public.

He said though 2016 was a difficult year for his government; however, it was going to end on a good note.

“To run affairs of the country is not everyone’s job, and particularly not for those habitual of doing sit-ins,” he said.

PM Sharif also dismissed an impression that his government was making efforts to end power crisis for the sake of winning votes in next general election.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Tuesday along with his wife Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on a three-day trip.



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