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Accountability institutions not dictated by govt: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said accountability institutions are not dictated by the government.
Speaking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said, “We want the process of accountability to continue.”
“Accountability institutions are not dictated by the government and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari is aware that we are not pressuring anyone,” he added.
Regarding the opposition’s All Parties Conference, Qureshi said, “I don’t understand APC’s agenda, it seems like a programme to save themselves.”
Further, the foreign minister said, “Pakistan’s problems were not created in the last 60 days, even the nation knows what this country’s issues are.”
Responding to a question, Qureshi said, “South Punjab is a need and no one can deny that. However, to make a separate South Punjab province we need opposition’s support.”
A day earlier, Zardari said that he was being “attacked from everywhere” because of the issue of 18th Amendment of the Constitution.
Speaking at a news conference, the former president said the opponents had differences with him, but they were instead picking up his friends. Further, he had said that they have agreed to attend the APC hosted by Maulana Fazlur Rahman.