PPP retracts from Zardari’s stance; speaks respect for General Raheel, speech was aimed at ex-army chiefs

20 Jun, 2015 1:55 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News ) – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) announced that it would not take back its party chief’s recent statements against army generals.

PPP senior leaders Sherry Rehman and Qamar Zaman Kaira while talking to reporters after an Iftar dinner at Zardari House on Friday, said that Asif Zardari had targeted “former military personnel, not incumbent army chief General Raheel Sharif. “We have the highest regard for General Raheel,” Sherry Rehman said.

Kaira said the entire party stood by Zardari’s comments made at an event a couple of days ago in Islamabad. Kaira went on to say that Zardari’s remarks should be understood in a “specific context since they pointed towards a defining line in Pakistan’s civil-military relations”.

Meanwhile, Zardari and Bilawal are expected to address the PPP workers in Naudero on Sunday.


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