Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-Chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari has made fresh claims against the former ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). In the latest interview on Geo News, he alleged that Imran Khan's government offered his party six ministries to join it in the centre.
The allegations lend credence to an alleged audio leak that emerged last year, in which a property tycoon delivered Imran Khan's message to Asif Ali Zardari. In the leaked audio conversation, the property tycoon sought the PPP's support for the PTI-led government to foil the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.
Asif Zardari said that the PTI government wanted to form an alliance with a "minus-Zardari" PPP, and that he was told to leave the country to facilitate this.
He also accused the PTI of destroying Pakistan's economy and bilateral relations.
PPP official further alleged that Imran Khan was planning to hold "RO elections" (rigged elections) with the help of a military officer to remain in power until 2028.
He said that if Imran had succeeded, Pakistan would have faced an economic crisis so severe that a truck full of money would have been needed to buy even one litre of milk.
With elections approaching, Zardari said that his party is actively campaigning, as it is certain that the general elections will be held on February 8, 2024.