ISLAMABAD: Asif Ali Zardari, Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, believes that the PPP is not seizing ministries because it wants its allies to be accommodated first.
In a brief news conference at Parliament House on Saturday, he said this in response to a journalist.
When asked if he wanted to place all of the blame on Shehbaz Sharif, he answered no way. “We want to give friends a chance.”
At the same time, the Pakistan Peoples Party has issued a call for nominations for the National Assembly and provincial assemblies in the next general elections.
Following Zardari’s news conference, prominent PPP officials began to interpret his words, claiming that he did not imply that the PPP would not join the government. On the condition of anonymity, a senior PPP leader stated that the PPP wants to fulfil commitments and agreements made with coalition partners before joining the government. According to sources, the PPP finalised cabinet nominees in a meeting with the PMLN.