Punjab

Only threat to Pakistan is from Jati Umra: Asif Ali Zardari

PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that the only danger to the country is from Jati Umra — the residence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
“They do not care about Pakistan, they only care about Jati Umra,” Zardari said while addressing a joint opposition protest rally to seek justice for the Model Town tragedy in Lahore.
He claimed that only the PPP cares about Pakistan, its soil, and the people of its soil.
“They [Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz leaders] know that they can be disqualified anytime I wish to do so, but I just think for [the betterment] of Pakistan,” said Zardari.
The PPP co-chairman also thanked the attendees for showing solidarity with the Model Town incident victims and promised to get justice for the families of the deceased.
“My brothers and sisters, I thank you for coming to this protest here. We will get justice for Model Town victims, and Zainab,” he said, referring to the seven-year-old child brutally raped and murdered in Kasur.
He stressed, during the address, that Pakistan has a long journey ahead.
“Humans do not have a journey, nations do. We eat the crops grown on this soil, so our allegiance is with this country.”
The former president also lashed out at military dictators taking over the country and denounced martial law administrator Zia-ul-Haq’s decisions of the past.
“Dictators do not build countries, they only destroy them. The problems that we have today are gifts from Zia-ul-Haq.”