Pak lawmaker says Zardari 'fully qualified to be country's next PM'
A Pakistani lawmaker has suggested that current President Asif Ali Zardari is qualified to become the next Prime Minister of the country.
The country's Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Pakistan had democracy because the Presidency was housing a political president, not a conspirator.
He said that no bar could be imposed on political activities of Zardari as he is an elected president.
According to the Daily Times, Kaira said Zardari always use the Presidency for political reconciliation, and not for hatching conspiracies or evolving conflicts.
He said that in the past, the Presidency had been used to attack democratically elected governments, and added that parliament would be incomplete without the head of state that was a part of it.
According to the paper, Kaira pointed out that if Yousaf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf could become prime minister then why could not Zardari be the premier of the country while he had the complete authority to do so.
The minister also said that while the people are the strength of political parties, all parties were forming alliances against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the paper said.