Zardari s ouster writing on the wall, says PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rasheed | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
<p>LAHORE - President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab Ahsan Rasheed has said Asif Zardari???s ouster was the writing on the wall but PTI wanted his removal through a constitutional way. <br /> He was speaking at The Nation Forum here on Thursday. Raja Javaid Mujtaba, Shahid Sarwar, Amin Zaki, Muhammad Madni and Saloni Bokhari were also present. <br /> Ahsan Rasheed said the Apex Court???s direction regarding approval of NRO from the parliament was beginning of a soft revolution in the country. He stressed upon the rulers to give autonomy to the provinces. He said the federation should retain only four departments and the rest should be devolved to the provinces. Opposing the military operation in South Waziristan, he said it was unfortunate that the Pakistan army was fighting against its own people. <br /> ???Pakistan should not fight against Afghan Taliban. There are evidences that the US, Israel and India are helping terrorists. Instead of waging war against Taliban, Pakistan should eliminate hired terrorists. The government should resolve the issue through dialogue with genuine Taliban???, Ahsan Rasheed said, adding, that even the US was talking about dialogue as military operation had failed to resolve the issue. He said Balochistan was rich of resources but the people were living a miserable life. <br /> He said the smaller provinces were against Punjab due to the feelings that the big province was exploiting the smaller ones. <br /> He said giving due rights and provincial autonomy to the provinces would strengthen the federation. He stressed upon introducing election reforms for strengthening democracy. He urged the rulers to declare agriculture emergency for bringing the country out of food crisis. Terming GST as the main reason behind price-hike, he urged the rulers to impose taxes on rich and provide relief to the masses. Stressing upon settling of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions, he said durable peace could not be achieved without giving the Kashmiris the right to self-determination.</p>