In a survey it was revealed that a pregnant number of locals of the provincial metropolis Peshawar have expressed their disenchantment over PPP co-chairperson Asif Zardari nomination as a presidential candidate. People were of the opinion that Pakistan Peoples Party being largest single party in the parliament had the right to choose its candidate but Zardari was not the best option. They showed apprehensions that Zardari was all powerful in the party and his maneuvering for the presidential office would engender that the power is once more shifted to the presidency. This would result once again in delaying the dream of having a strong parliament.
Anum Khan working in a non governmental organization asserted that Asif Zardari is a controversial person for various obvious reasons and not being a trust worthy man he does not deserves to be president of a state. She added that former chief justice of Pakistan (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui should be nominated as President as he was the person who refused to take oath under provisional constitution order of 1999.
With end of coalition partnership and Zardari being an unpopular figure before becoming president of Pakistan it is apparent that this decision would not be in best interest of the country. Asif Ali Zardari the co-chairperson of Pakistan’s largest party must consider what people want. This would not only help in regaining public trust but would too result in making Pakistan’s political situation stable.