ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday criticised the federal government, saying “now that they are taxing cars, it seems like there’s a razor in the monkey’s hands”.
Speaking to media personnel in an informal manner outside the accountability court post-hearing, Zardari, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson termed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s arrest as an “injustice”.
“What happened with Rana Sanaullah is an injustice. I condemn it. The allegation against him is indecorous,” the PPP leader said. “Do you think Rana Sanaullah would transport contraband in his car?
“I, too, was slapped with a similar accusation and it took me some five years to get out of that care.
“In my case, nothing was recovered. In this one, however, it was placed,” he said.
Zardari noted that the punishment in his case was a death sentence and same is the case with Rana Sanaullah. “The NAB [National Accountability Bureau] didn’t arrest me, I actually turned myself in.
Commenting on how arrests of the Opposition leaders would continue, the PPP leader said: “We will persistently fight and we are doing so even after turning ourselves in.
“Now, they have taxed cars as well. They are realising that they are incapable of running the country. It seems like there’s a razor in the monkey’s hands,” he mentioned.
In response to a reporter’s question as to whether he listened to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech, the PPP co-chair said: “Why should I listen to a silly person? I don’t have time for that.”
However, he chose not to answer a question regarding replacing the Senate chairperson and bade farewell to the journalists.