Karachi: Senior journalist and analyst Najam Sethi says that President Asif Ali Zardari might not return to the country in near future, saying that his abrupt departure to Duabi was not meant for just medical checkup rather a politics-driven trip.
Talking during his talk show, Aapas Ki Baat on private Geo TV, Sethi said that the memo-stirred controversy was of significant importance as far as the future of the incumbent government was concerned. He said that Dec 15 was vital, as a Supreme Court bench hearing identical petitions regarding the memo issue have sought replies from Chief of Army Staff, ISI Chief, President, Prime Minister and other respondents by that date.
He was of the opinion that President Zardari would monitor the developments from Duabi and incase of any adverse ruling on the memogate case, would prefer to stay abroad.
To a question he said that President Zardari would not resign, rather he would fight out his opponents politically.
Sethi said that President was under tremendous pressure from different quarters including military establishment and his political opponents. He said that in case of any unfavorable political development, Zardari would run and control party affairs from abroad.
He said that if there was a military coup over the memo issue, PPP chairman Bilwal Bhutto Zardari would be used to create reaction in Sindh and the prime minister would resign in protest against such extra constitutional step. He said that PPP had started to evolve its future strategy in the face of any military intervention.