ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Thursday strongly condemned the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain under terrorism charges and said that the party would not tolerate any terrorism charges against its leaders, which is the victim of terrorists.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, PPP leaders Sherry Rehman and Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PPP is the victim of terrorism and now the party leaders were being charged under POPA.
They said that the PPP was being victimized, adding that the PPP leaders never run away from courts and always respected the courts and appeared before the courts. However, they regretted, non-bailable arrest warrants were being issued only against PPP leaders.
They said that the PPP leaders were ready to appear before any court and face the charges, but would never tolerate the terrorism charges against its leaders. “PPP is being victimized, we are hurled baseless allegations of terrorism because we are against terrorism”. It will be declaration of war if terror allegations leveled on PPP, he warned.
They said Yousuf Raza Gilani attended all hearings in NAB, whenever summoned, while health condition of Makhdoom Amin Fahim was known to everyone.
They strongly condemned political victimisation of PPP.
They said that they were not naming any institution, but asking the government to stop the political victimization of the PPP leaders.