Newly-nominated chief of the PPP?s Karachi chapter, Senator Faisal Reza Abidi, asserted on Tuesday that President Zardari was unaware of the controversial memo of ?Israeli Mossad agent Mansoor Ijaz?.
?It (memo) was not from President Asif Ali Zardari. He is completely unaware of it,? reiterated Abidi while addressing PPP workers at the Karachi airport.
The top PPP leader called the memogate a conspiracy against the ruling party, and said, ?It would never succeed.?
Upon his arrival in the business hub city, Abidi was accorded a rousing welcome by thousands of PPP leaders and workers, who had flocked to the airport from various neighbourhoods except Lyari - a strong bastion of the PPP for the past four decades.
The activists were carrying party flags and portraits of former slain premier Benazir Bhutto and President Zardari. Their slogans reverberated like raging storms in the city as Abidi?s address progressed.
?The PPP has rendered unforgettable sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country. It would not allow conspirators to derail the democratic process,? he averred.
Expressing disapproval of leaders of other political groups for their criticism of the PPP, Abidi held that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had written the apology to dictator Pervez Musharraf after he thought it fit for himself to live in exile during the entire tenure of the former president.
About the PTI chairman, he recalled that cricketer-cum-politician Imran Khan had given interview for the slot of prime minister to Musharraf thrice. ?Imran tried in vain.?
The top PPP leader said he returned to Karachi after two years as ?President Zardari has reposed confidence in him?.
He warned that he would not allow anyone to grab land and use PPP flags for any illegal work, saying stern action would be taken against those found guilty. Abidi also claimed that he received life threats from terrorists but they could not deter his resolve to work for democracy and the PPP.
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