In a meeting with senior party leaders at the Bilawal House, Lahore, President Asif Ali Zardari blamed the national and international conspiracies for defeat of PPP in the 2013 elections. According to the President various factor like rigging in elections, Taliban threats, energy crisis and detachment of top leaders from campaign led to an ineffective campaign and consequently defeat of the party. “The party couldn’t fight on multiple fronts simultaneously,” he said
The president believed that he could not vigorously take part in the campaigning due to various restrictions on the office of President. He said that there was no point in resigning now and that he would complete his tenure. The President’s term will end by the month of September.
He also said that he’ll take the party out of crisis by the end of the year and that his children will also take full part to pull together the party.
Source: Dawn. The Nation, The Times of India, The News