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Jun
02

zardariPresident Asif Ali Zardari said he will not see another presidential term after his present five-year term expires in September.

Speaking to media personnel on Saturday night in Islamabad, Zardari said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would play a positive role in the incoming Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.

The president said his party would unanimously support PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to be elected as prime minister as was done in the case of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Moreover, Zardari said Nawaz Sharif would have to decide how to handle the cases of former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

He expressed happiness on the first successful transition of power between democratically elected governments in the 66-year history of Pakistan, a milestone in a country with a history of military coups, adding that not only Nawaz, but each party had played an equal role for the sake of democracy.

Responding to the Swiss cases, President Zardari said he had already spent eight years in jail and yet no charges had been proven against him. The president said it was a controversial matter which did not hold any importance in his eyes.

On US drone strikes, Zardari said that he was not aware of any agreement between the government of Pakistan and the US administration. “May be General Musharraf had made some sort of agreement with the US, but I am not aware of any such agreement nor I have seen it during my five-year tenure,” he told journalists.

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