Zardari, Qadri didn't discuss toppling of govt, says PPP leader

Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has said that former president Asif Ali Zardari in his meeting with Tahirul Qadri did not discuss any plan to overthrow the incumbent government.
Speaking to reporters in Sukkur, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader reiterated his party position of not supporting any extra-constitutional step, saying the PPP wanted the elected government to complete its five-year tenure, media reported.
“We will not be a part of any attempt to overthrow the government… we want this government to complete its constitutional term,” he said.
The PPP co-chairman visited the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) head office on Thursday to discuss the political situation against the backdrop of the Justice Baqar Najafi commission report about the 2014 Model Town clash between police and protesters that claimed several lives.
Talking to media persons after their meeting, Qadri and Zardari said they had agreed to start a movement against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in Punjab if the chief minister did not step down.
Commenting over criticism hurled at the party leadership, Shah said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan was alarmed by PPP’s latest power show in Islamabad, and therefore was resorting to attacks aimed at party leadership.