Former president and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari warned on Monday that some foreign elements were conspiring to disintegrate Pakistan.
“Due to a very big conspiracy Pakistan is in grave danger… world wants to break Pakistan but we are committed to protect our country,” said Zardari in a rare press conference held at Bilawal House, Lahore.
“We will fight and protect Pakistan and will make this a successful country,” he added.
Speaking about Sunday’s by-poll in Lahore’s NA-133 constituency, the PPP leader appreciated the party workers for reviving the party in Punjab.
However, he said it was not difficult for PPP to contest elections in Punjab “but our own shortcomings were reason [for failure]”.
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Zardari said the party could end up securing up to 50,000 votes in the yesterday’s elections if the voter turnout had not remained low.
As per unofficial and unconfirmed results, PML-N candidate Shaista Pervaiz Malik bagged 46,811 votes and reclaimed the seat which was left vacant after the death of her husband, Pervaiz Malik, in October.
In comparison with the 2018 general elections results, the PPP gained a bit of popularity in the constituency as its candidate Aslam Gill secured 32,313 votes in the by-poll.
He also blamed PML-N for carrying out delimitations in various constituencies of Punjab to increase its vote bank. “We will change these constituencies and will fight them at every nook and corner of the country.”