Joint opposition to decide on charter of economy: Zardari

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Staff Report

Islamabad

Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said that the joint opposition will make a decision about charter of economy with the government.

When asked to comment on PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz’s statement terming the charter a mockery of economy, he said: “Maryam Bibi is our daughter. Our ideology is that it is for the joint opposition to take whatever decision. There won’t be any single party’s decision.”

To a question of whether he sided with the narrative of Nawaz Sharif or Shehbaz Sharif, he said he will abide by the united opposition’s narrative.

Later in the day, daughter of the former president, Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari met her father inside the Parliament House in presence of other Pakistan People’s Party leaders.

The duo discussed the overall political situation of the country during the meeting.

Addressing a press conference a day earlier, Maryam had said she considered this “meesaq-e-maeeshat” (charter of economy) as “mazaq-e-maeeshat.”

She maintained offering charter of economy to Imran Khan is like giving him an NRO as he, due to his incompetence, caused irreparable damage to the economy and now wanted opposition to become a part of his failure on economic front.

Zardari, who is now in NAB’s custody in connection with the investigation into a fake account case.

Zardari was arrested on Monday after his bail application was rejected in connection with a high-profile money laundering case that saw millions allegedly siphoned out of the country.

An accountability court on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau an 11-day physical remand of Zardari in the money laundering and fake accounts reference.