ISLAMABAD: Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, on Wednesday has reiterating his political party, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), support to the federal government for initiating peace negotiations with militants.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the former president from Islamabad, Asif Zardari while reiterating the PPP’s support to the government over talks with militants reminded that the militants were not interested in peace talks.
Zardari strongly condemned the suicide attack outside an Shitte mosque, Imambargah, in Grassy Lane area of Rawalpindi despite the government has reiterated its policy to give priority to dialogue with militants.
Their sole agenda is to capture state power and institutions through force, he added. The suicide attack in Rawalpindi Tuesday night within hours of the reiteration of peace talks offer should serve to dispel the doubts about the real intentions of the militants, he said.
Asif Ali Zardari also expressed profound grief over the deaths of three innocent people and injuries to many in the suicide bomb attack.
The former President offered sincere condolences to the members of bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace for those killed in the attack and for the early recovery of injured.