ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Vice President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz would not be able to tolerate each other in the long run.
“They are in a state of despair after the flop Lahore rally. The Pakistan Democratic Movement leadership does not have consensus over the matter of resignation. In fact, the PDM is divided even on the long march to Islamabad,” said Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a press conference in Islamabad.
He claimed that the PPP’s decisions were not taken by Bilawal, but the decisions were mainly taken by former president Asif Ali Zardari even to date.
“PPP might be mulling over the matter of resignation, however they have not taken a final decision. While, the PML-N is evidently divided in two parts over resignations between the ideology of Maryam and Shahbaz Sharif,” he said.
The foreign minister said that submission of resignations to the party leaderships was not more than a pressurizing tactic. If they were serious then their resignations should reach the speakers of the relevant assemblies by Dec 31 the following year, he maintained.
He said politics’ jugular vein Lahore had announced its verdict against the PDM as the alliance of 11 parties failed to mobilise the masses in the metropolis.
“You cannot blame your failures to media. The PDM should think why their narrative has been rejected. The PDM is an unnatural alliance,” he said.