Says he is not afraid of the establishment
Former president Asif Ali Zardari has asked ex-premier Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan as a precondition for opposition lawmakers to resign en masse from the assemblies, opposition sources said Tuesday. Zardari said that Nawaz should come to Pakistan first to talk about resignations, according to sources within the Pakistan Democratic Movement. The PDM, a multiparty opposition alliance, was formed in September 2020. It had announced a march against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government on March 26. A PDM meeting is currently underway in Islamabad to discuss the long march and resignations from assemblies. Zardari told opposition leaders at the meeting that he was not afraid of the establishment, according to the sources. "We all will have to go to prison if we want to fight," the former president was quoted as saying. "The struggle against the establishment should be aimed at achieving democratic stability, instead of settling personal scores."