PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Peoples Party parliamentary leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sher Azam Wazir and MPA Ahmad Karim Kundi have condemned the arrest of party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur by the National Accountability Bureau and their non-production in the National Assembly.

In a joint statement issued here on Monday, they said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led government had started victimisation of its political opponents in the name of accountability.

They said that wrong policies of the “selected” Prime Minister Imran Khan would push the country towards destruction.

The statement said that the government was trying to hide its failures on all fronts and that the new budget was the worst budget in the history of Pakistan.

It said that the incapable government of PTI had created economic crisis in the country and leaders of the opposition parties were being arrested to divert attention of masses from real issues the country was facing.

The statement said that the NAB had lost its credibility as an institution which was being ‘used’ by the government of Imran Khan for the ‘political victimisation’ of opposition parties only.

The PPP leaders demanded release of Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur and warned to launch a protest movement against the government nationwide if their leaders were not released.

Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2019