Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has urged former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari not to initiate a war of words against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz (PML-N) leader was responding to Pakistan Peoples Party’s father and son duo’s strong criticism of Nawaz Sharif with Zardari reportedly refusing to meet with the PML-N chief.
“Zardari and his son [PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto] should not taunt Nawaz Sharif,” Asif wrote on social networking site Twitter. “If we replied to them, it may have negative repercussions for the political community. Let us keep quiet.”
زرداری صاحب اور ان کے فرزند ارجمند نواز شریف کو طعنے نہ دیں ۔۔ ھم نے جواب دیا تو سیاسی برادری کا نقصان ھو گا۔۔ ھمیں مہربانی کریں خا موش رھنے دیں۔۔ ھمارا ظرف بھی اجازت نھیں دیتا۔۔ زرداری صاحب محترم دانشمند ھیں ۔۔ اشارہ سمجھتے ھیں۔۔ اللہ انکو خوش رکھے— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) November 23, 2017
The foreign minister added that Zardari was a smart man, cautioning him to take a hint.
PPP had earlier claimed that the ruling party had once again requested a meeting of deposed prime minister Nawaz with Zardari, which the latter declined.
While speaking to media, Bilawal had termed Nawaz Sharif a threat to democracy. “The political history of the country was witness to Nawaz supporting conspiracies against democracy.”
Further the PPP chairman added, “I am in no mood to engage with Sharifs at the moment. The PPP has empowered its parliamentary leadership… if the ruling party wants to engage for democracy or specifics, they should approach the PPP’s parliamentary leadership.”