Islamabad, June 22(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to refrain from "defaming the Pakistan Army and institutions of the country for his personal gains".
Zardari said that the national institutions, including the army, were fighting against the mindset which had so far killed thousands of people, including former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.Nawaz Sharif's thought is the biggest threat to Pakistan's security. His earnest regret is that this time army did not maneuver against the government of the day and refused to listen to his conspiracy theories," the Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying.
"He (Nawaz) wants the politics of General Zia-ul-Haq," he added, claiming that the "mindset which took the life of Benazir Bhutto is on the retreat".
He also called upon political forces to work for strengthening the country's institutions and refrain from inciting clash of institutions.
"There is no single country in the world which survived or achieved progress after its institutions, including the army, were damaged. Do not speak against institutions. Do not talk about breaking them," the President said.
Expressing concerns over the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, Sharif had earlier said that the country's rulers and foreign agencies were behind the current imbroglio in Pakistan.
He said that corruption was in full swing in all departments, and that Zardari was following the policy of destruction. (ANI)