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Behave like PM, not a monarch: Zardari

17 July, 2014

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that the people had elected Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister of the country and not as absolute monarch or to interfere in other provinces.

Zardari threw his weight behind the demand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for recount of votes in four constituencies, giving a big boost to the latter's campaign against alleged rigging in general elections held in May last year.

PPP, which had showed reservations over the results of the general elections of the last year publicly, distanced itself from the PTI's vigorous demand for recounting of votes in four constituencies and has also kept away from its "Azadi March" planned for August 14 so far.

"Heavens will not fall down if votes in four constituencies were recounted", Asif Ali Zardari said in a statement released to media by his spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar. The PPP co-chairman expressed surprise and dismay over what he saw as continued foot dragging by the government on the demand to recount votes in four constituencies of Lahore.

Zardari demanded that votes should be recounted in the constituencies where there are complaints. The spokesperson said that the former president made these remarks feeling anguished about the deepening controversy over recounting in four constituencies of Lahore "and wondered as to why the prime minister felt so nervous about it".

Zardari was quoted a saying that recounting should be carried out even in forty constituencies if needed.


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