ISLAMABAD - PPP has accused President Mamnoon Hussain of participating in partisan political meetings.

“The PPP is astonished that unlike former President Asif Ali Zardari the incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain is no longer restrained by the court order to refrain from participating in partisan political meetings,” said PPP spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar.

In a statement, he said, the then President Zardari had been restrained by court observations from holding party meetings as such meetings were regarded as political activities and not in keeping with the dignity and non-partisan nature of the office of the Head of the State.

The then President, respecting the court orders, scrupulously restrained himself from taking meetings of party legislators and workers in the Presidency even though he had serious reservations about it, he said. Senator Babar said that the Press release issued Monday by the Prime Minister’s House has revealed for the first time that the restraint did not apply to the incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain.