Parliament Is Supreme, Has Mandate To Legislate: President Zardari
President Asif Ali Zardari said the president is part of parliament under the Constitution and he (as President) interacts and meets parliamentarians since parliament is his constituency. He added that no law barred the President from meeting his constituents. He also declared that he would not quit on the wishes of the conspirators and that parliament was sovereign and had the mandate to legislate.
The President asked the party leaders and workers to fear no one, as he is the symbol of the federation while the PPP is the largest political party and believes in serving the people.
President Zardari said he has nominated a PPP worker as Prime Minister of the country and it was his policy to select hard working and dedicated workers to serve the nation and the people.
The party, he said, is ready for elections, which will be held as per schedule.
Zardari said some elements were trying to blackmail him like they blackmailed the late Benazir Bhutto but they will fail in their attempts.
He said Bilawal Bhutto is now leading the party and will soon actively participate in politics. The President said that for the stability and smoothness of the system, it was necessary that every state institution respected the mandate of other institutions. He said that in developing democracies some institutions might at times appear to be overstepping their mandate but this was part of the evolutionary process and should not be a matter of concern.