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2017-08-12 10:24:52

In hot waters:  Can Zardari pull out Nawaz Sharif from the political quagmire?

 

The political scenario has been shooting up since the disqualification of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif bythe Supreme Court.

 

 Now, the former premier Nawaz Sharif has contacted former president Asif Ali Zardari recently to defuse the tension and normalise the political situation, sources close to PPP claimed.

 

Sharif was disqualified by the SC in a verdict criticised widely by civil society and the media. There were voices, including that of this newspaper, seeking a review of the judgement by the full court for its weak legal grounds. That said, the fact remains that Sharif’s party still controls the federal and two provincial governments with just a year left until the next general elections in the country.

 

So we advise the former Prime Minister to rethink his strategy and understand that he has achieved what he wanted to: a show of street power broadcasted live on TV by a media that are polarised like they have never been before.

 

 

 If the intention was to send a message to the powers that be ahead of accountability court references against he and his children — Sharif should know that the message has been sent.

 

 

He now needs to move past the phase where he only plays the victim card and makes political speeches. For his counsels are very soon going to be returning to the legal battle they lost in the first round. Therefore, he should get down to preparations for the second round, for his own sake and for the sake of parliamentary democracy in this country.

 

 

It was learnt that the former president was asked to support the ruling party and take out the deposed prime minister from the hot waters.

 

 

pk.shafaqna.com

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