© unknownShah Mahmood Qureshi
While asking the government to come clean about the mysterious release of US national Raymond Davis, former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that a few "rotten fish" cannot be allowed to pollute the whole pond and determine nation's fate.
"It is now time for honest, clean and visionary leaders to come forward and to remove the real rotten eggs from the party", Qureshi said in a defiant tone while speaking at "Meet the Press" programme of Lahore Press Club.
He held what he called "a few rotten fish" within the government responsible for the present mess the country was in, demanding cleansing of political parties and removal of rotten eggs from the PPP. "A very small group is bent upon damaging the whole democratic system", he said.
Despite reporters' insistence to expose those "rotten fish" and "rotten eggs" he was talking about, Qureshi confined himself to saying that "I am not carrying these in my pocket to show them to you". He said he was not here to point fingers at some body. He told the reporters that there existed a group within the PPP which lacked vision and futuristic approach. When asked if he saw any political change in near future, he said people wanted visible change in government's attitude and its style of governance.
Citing his recent visits to various parts of the country, he said that PPP workers were in a state of despair owing to wrong policies of their government. "Many told me that it was becoming highly difficult for them to defend their party's government at Mohallah and street level on different issues", he averred, adding that workers were annoyed with the government and party may suffer great loss in coming elections.