LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique on Tuesday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari will be held responsible if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Arif Alvi is elected as the president.
Rafique critcised PPP’s nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan as a candidate for the post.
He made the comments while speaking to media outside Punjab Assembly before casting his vote.
“Zardari knew that he was nominating a candidate that was not acceptable to us,” he said.
“The former president will be responsible if Alvi is elected president,” Rafique added.
“Alvi is a good man and I respect him but Zardari’s behaviour is unacceptable,” the former railways minister elaborated.
“During a meeting of the grand alliance of opposition parties it was decided that a presidential candidate will be fielded from PML-N as we have more seats.”
“We had a chance to expose rigging in the polls but it was ruined,” he emphasised.
“There was a time when Prime Minister Imran Khan used to say that PPP is PML-N’s friendly opposition and today PPP has become a friendly opposition.”
The PPP and PML-N have had strong disagreements over the former’s nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan as a candidate for the elections.