ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Secretary General Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Saturday termed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a puppet in the hands of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and dancing on his wishes and whims.

Reacting to the speech of the prime minister in DG Khan, where he had criticized the Senate polls and election of the chairman, Bukhari said that “actually Nawaz Sharif wanted to discredit the system for his ulterior motives because he just wanted to save his and his family’s skin in the corruption cases and is prepared to ditch the system”.

He said that “the PML-N was in serious trouble and wherever the party fell in such a situation they used to talk about the supremacy of democracy and the Constitution and when they ease out they went back to its old doctrine derived from the dictatorial mindset of Gen(retd) Ziaul Haq”.

The PML-N had always come to power with the help of hidden hands and not by the votes of the people of Pakistan,” he said adding that Nawaz Sharif and his coterie were known conspirators and could never become revolutionaries.

Meanwhile, PPP leader Saeed Ghani has the PML-N government for continued power load-shedding in Sindh.

Ghani in a statement said that “on the one hand urban as well as rural Sindh is facing long hours of power load-shedding, and on the other, the prime minister and his cabinet ministers are claiming that load-shedding has ended in the country”.


Former president Asif Ali Zardari has felicitated the Christian community of Pakistan and throughout the world on the occasion of Easter on Sunday.

Along with the Pakistan People’s Party, I wish to join all Christian brothers and sisters on this happy and solemn occasion of Easter, he said in a message on the occasion.

May the blessings of Easter fill the hearts and minds of each and every one particularly of all Pakistanis with sublime faith, honest convictions and sincere hopes, Zardari said.

Marking the culmination of a season of fasting, alms giving, repentance and spiritual renewal Easter is not only an occasion for celebrations but also an occasion to make a solemn pledge that the commitment to spiritual rejuvenation will not be allowed to wither away or weaken, the former president said.

He also lauded the struggle waged by member of the Christian community for democracy, social justice and human rights in Pakistan.

“Christians have always been in the forefront of country’s struggle for democracy and human rights,” the former president said.

“On the part of Pakistan People’s Party, I wish to state that we will continue to work for the social uplift and integration in the mainstream of national life of the Christians as well as all other non-Muslims. We also pledge not to permit misuse of religion-based laws to victimise them,” he said.