LAHORE - Noted lawyer and senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Sunday said that there was no Constitutional bar on outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari to do politics.
Talking to the media at Bilawal House, he said that Asif Ali Zardari would do politicking in the days to come as nothing prevented him from doing so.
To a question about reopening of cases, Aitzaz said that some cases had been closed due to Presidential immunity and NAB might reopen them any time. But the PPP, he added, was prepared to meet all eventualities.
He also said that some cases against Zardari had lost their relevance as the main accused in those cases had already been exonerated.
Lauding the conduct of Asif Ali Zardari as Constitutional head of the country, the PPP leader said Asif was the first Constitutional President who left the Presidency with dignity and honour.
“Unlike the Presidents from Army whose departure went unnoticed, President Zardari was given farewell lunch and the guard of honour”, he remarked. He said that when Musharraf did not find a place to live elsewhere in the world, he finally landed at his home country, but only to be confined in his house. He said PPP would continue the policy of reconciliation, but may abandon it if party workers are subjected to political victimisation.
President lost wife but won war of democracy: Bilawal
Agencies add: Eulogising President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated on Sunday his father sacrificed eleven and a half years of his life as a political prisoner [just] fighting for [the cause of] democracy in the country.
"President Zardari lost his wife [former slain premier Benazir Bhutto], and I lost my mother in this battle, but we have won the war. Democracy has arrived,” Bilawal wrote on Twitter hours before his father receives the guard of honor on his last day in the Presidency lasting his five-year constitutional term.
Bilawal said democracy had arrived in Pakistan due to President Zardari's efforts and sacrifices of Benazir Bhutto and other PPP leaders.