Multan: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday came forward to shield his prime minister against increasing pressure due to alleged involvement of his son in ephedrine case, saying that Ali Musa Gilani was falsely implicated in the drug case.
Talking to office bearers of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the president said that he had come to Multan to express solidarity with Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Zardari said that Gilani’s son was falsely being implicated in drug case, adding that he had also been implicated in a drug case in the past.
The president said that he would visit every nook and corner of the South Punjab in a bid to carving out Seraiki province.
Zardari said that he had voluntarily ceded his powers while Punjab Chief Minister was holding several ministries.
He said that the PPP was able to form its government in Punjab but it let the PML-N to do so.