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President criticises judiciary and rulers of Lahore

April 04, 2012

President Asif Ali President Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari offering Fateha at grave of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on his 33rd death anniversary at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.        —APP photo by Nadeem Akhtar

Garhi Khuda Bakhsh: Addressing the 33rd anniversary function of the Pakistan Peoples Party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on Wednesday, President Asif Ali Zardari said that history needs to be corrected, DawnNews reported.

President Zardari said he wanted to do a lot more for the country but it was difficult to progress until the correction of history.

Criticising the judiciary the Co-Chairman of the PPP said that the judiciary needed two decades to take up the hearing of the Asghar Khan case where as the hearing for the Rental Power Case, which provides electricity to the poor, is taken up hastily.

According to the president the judiciary feels pain over the provision of electricity to the people of Garhi Khuda Baksh but the judiciary feels nothing about the injustices that took place on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

According to the co-chairman of the PPP, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is being punished not for his loyalty to the president rather for his efforts to emancipate southern Punjab from the clutches of the rulers of Lahore.

President Zardari said that he has a collection of friends, whom his party had embraced according to the policy of reconciliation of their slain party leader Benazir Bhutto.

The President said that the government faced various challenges in four years but he has a plan to counter every challenge.

Moreover, President Zardari also said that the coming elections would be most transparent and fair and that he has no objection to people joining the PPP from other political parties, nor does he object to people leaving his party the same way.