Will fight anti-democratic forces alongside PM Nawaz: Zardari
Sunday Sep 08, 2013
LAHORE: Outgoing President, Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said the completion of his five-year term in office indicates that the democracy has moved forward, Geo News reported.
“I am certain that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto along with all martyrs of the PPP are looking down on us,” said the President while speaking to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers at the Bilawal House after receiving a farewell guard of honour at the President House.
Asif Ali Zardari pointed out that there were forces out to set fire to the region and the same forces wanted to destablise Pakistan as well.
The outgoing president added that he had accepted the mandate of the present government to ensure that democracy was strengthened. “We will stand with democracy and democratic forces. Mian Sahib, we will not let you weaken and fight anti-democratic forces alongside you.”
According to the outgoing president it was easy to light a match but difficult to extinguish a fire. “We have formed new traditions and established a new Pakistan. We have strengthened the parliament.”
Mr Zardari told party workers that with the completion of his five year tenure his responsibilities now lay with the party. “Now my doors are open for workers,” he told those in attendance.