Zardari directs to launch protests against PPP leaders’ arrests


KARACHI: Former president of Pakistan and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday directed to launch a strong protest and adopt a solid strategy against arrests of the party leaders.


Expressing annoyance on NAB and FIA actions in Sindh, the PPP co-chairman reportedly said that his party was being pushed against the wall. “Is corruption prevalent in Karachi only?” he was quoted as posing the question.

The development was followed by a statement from Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, in which the PPP leader warned of waging a war if his party’s co-chairman was targeted by the federal institutions.

The statement comes after an anti-corruption court in Karachi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani and senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Faheem earlier today for their alleged involvement in the multi-million-rupee Trade and Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) corruption scandal.