Zardari’s statement taken out of context, says spokesperson

Days after the former president’s statement in lower house of Parliament, the spokesperson has come out saying his[Zardari] statement was taken out of context on Friday.

According to reports of Baaghitv, spokesperson of the former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party PPP Asif Ali Zardari come out with clarification of the statement given by the Zardari in the joint session of parliament on Tuesday.

Zardari had said in the joint session of Parliament, ”Sindh and Bangladesh made Pakistan, you did not make Pakistan. You just migrated here. You were just driven from there [India] and ran here to seek refuge. We gave you refuge and we welcome you to stay here, you have a right,”

MQM-Pakistan convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui took a strong exception to this statement and delivered a strong worded speech in National Assembly saying, former president had passed some objectionable remarks against Urdu speaking community residing in Pakistan, known as Mohajirs which has insulted the sentiments of Mohajirs on Thusday.

Aamir Fida Paracha, the spokesperson of former president has come out with clarification saying some elements were deliberately interpreting words of Zardari as he has passed derogatory words against Urdu speaking community.

He added, “most unfortunate that some elements were deliberately distorting the remarks of the ex-president by putting their own words into his mouth to create dissensions and tarnish the image of the party [PPP] and the former president”.


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