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Efforts underway to put Benazir murder case on back burner: Zardari

KHAIRPUR: Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday claimed that efforts are underway to put Benazir Bhutto murder case on the back burner, ARY News reported.

Addressing a presser in Khairpur along with senior party leader Manzoor Wassan, Asif Zardari maintained that things around 2007 murder case are being “cooled down”. The former president, however, did not explain what he meant by “cooling down” the process.

About the incubment government’s performance, the PPP leader said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has utterly failed to provide immediate relief to the people as per their slogans during election campaign.

“Tell me, what is the difference between this government and the past governments, do you see Naya Pakistan?,” he asked reporters.

When asked if he sees the government completing its five-year-term, Zardari quipped that his friend Manzor Wassan’s dream says that the government will not complete its term.

About the water scarcity issue, Asif Zardari said that the PPP government in Sindh is naking every effort o address water scarcity issue across the province.

“Our major issues is conservation, we need to make a master-plan to conserve water,” said Zardari.

Rejecting the impression that his party is against building all water reservoirs, the former president said that PPP is not against construction of Bhasha Dam.

“We were never against the construction of Bhasha Dam but as I said in the assembly, that our issue is water conservation,” said Zardari.

He took a dig at the ruling party’s NRO claims by saying that they have offered the same National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) with the protesters of the far right Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, protesting against the acquittal of Aasia bibi.

Answering a question about the financial crisis, the former president was of the  view that strengthening local markets is the best way to put the economy back on the right track.

The leader of the Sindh’s ruling party , Asif Zardari, who is visiting different parts of the province, to get in touch with the people is scheduled to arrive in Shikarpur and Ghotki districts after visiting Sukkur, later in the day.

Earlier, the former president had claimed, that  efforts are also underway to arrest him, but had added that his arrest would only increase his popularity.

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