Zardari claims Sharif proposed to take turns ruling Pakistan after 2008 elections

Asif-Ali-ZardariIslamabad, Sep 06 : Former Pakistani president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that after the 2008 elections, Nawaz Sharif approached him with a proposal to take turns ruling the country.

Zardari said that after 2008 elections that was won by his party, PML-N leadership asked him to take his turn and let them take the next turn, the Express Tribune reports.

The PPP head said that he did not 'extend any favour' at any point of time to the prime minister.

He said that he was following the political ideology of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and late Benazir Bhutto.

Meanwhile, calling the recent spat between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan "a part of democracy," Zardari said that his party was ready to move on from the row.

Speaking to reporters, Zardari said that people were entitled to their own opinions, adding that while certain things were said that shouldn't have been, Aitzaz was justified.

The hostility between Aitzaz and Nisar surfaced after Nisar accused Ahsan of being part of a 'land mafia' in a press conference on Thursday night provoking Ahsan to respond angrily in the Parliament.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apologized again on behalf of Nisar to both Ahsan and Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah - who also spoke - on the floor in a short speech, the report said. (ANI)