After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)came into government in the country through the general elections held in 2007. Yousaf Raza Gillani became the prime minister and Asif Ali Zardari became the president of Pakistan after the resignation of General Pervaiz Musharaf. During the government of PPP the country face many issues including shortage of gas, load shedding, terrorism and corruption. Internal and External loans increased to the history’s highest level during the 5 years of PPP government.
But in elections 2013 PPP was limited to Sindh only. Karachi was in trouble, target killing was on boom; extortion was regularly grabbed from each and every businessmen irrespective of his capital. Business owners were worried about their future and some even migrated to other countries and cities. One thing to be noted that Karachi gives the country more than 60% of taxes.
At-last Raheel Sharif was appointed as Chief of Army Staff (COAS). He is committed to make the country peaceful and corruption free. He started Zarb e Azb in Waziristan against Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan and successfully killed hundreds of terrorists. After the Zarb e Azb the terror activities are decreased too much and country is much more peaceful than the previous 10-15 years. Army Chief general Raheel Sharif also started action in Karachi through rangers against all kind of terrorists and corrupt people which includes religious and political figures. MQM was the first target of ranges operation as they have terrorist wings working in Karachi and now second target is PPP. Ranger have started action against corruption of Pakistan Peoples Party. PPP is blamed to have the history’s biggest corruption during their tenure in Federal government and in Sindh government.
Court ordered police to arrest Makhdoom Amen Faheem the president of PPP in corruption case and also former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. Rangers arrested Dr. Asim Hussain who is to be considered the right hand of Asif Ali Zardari in corruption. He was the former minister of petroleum. He is on 90 days remand and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will inquire him during this time. JIT members are from rangers, NAB and police.
PPP leaders have shown serious concerns about the arresting of Dr. Asim Hussain. They warn the government and Army that such kind of actions will lead to war between them. You may remember Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza who was the childhood friend of Asif Ali Zardari and former interior minister of Sindh but was removed by Zardari after the protest of MQM. Zulfiqar Mirza took strict actions against MQM terrorist wings. Zardari and Zulfiqar Mirza’s friendship came to and end after 40 years. Zulfiqar Mirza alleged Asif Ali Zardar and his sister Faryal Talpur for corruption. Mirza once told in a program that leave Zardari just give few jolts to Dr. Asim Hussain and he will through billions which he earned in corruption for Zardari.
Source : Daily Dunya