Ex-President and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari pushed the matter of constitutional amendment in articles 62 and 63 to next Parliament saying that public representatives after the 2018 general elections will have the mandate to do so. He predicted that there will be a higher number of independent candidates to contest the polls this time.
He maintained that all cases against him in NAB were political in nature, recalling the horrors of his time in prison. “I was arrested after being trapped in false case … I was transferred from Lahore to Karachi and then to Landhi Jail which is a long story. There were fourteen cases against me, not one,” he told.
Talking about NRO, he said electoral reforms had been carried out in the pact through which the return of Nawaz Sharif was made possible. All cases were political in nature and there were eight prosecutors in each case, he claimed. PPP co-chairman further remembered the number of ‘fake’ corruption cases against him and torture in jail, maintaining that such people were made witnesses whom they he didn’t even know.