Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has stopped all the ministers and PML-N leaders from giving statements against Asif Ali Zardari and PPP, following issuance of statement by former president Asif Ali Zardari against PML-N.

Sources said, PM Nawaz Sharif has said in his directives that the act of issuing statements will give rise to bitterness in the political atmosphere which will ultimately lead to undermine democratic institutions and political structure. Therefore, PML-N leaders should avoid giving statements to keep the political atmosphere congenial. This will benefit country and parliamentary institutions, he stressed. It may be mentioned that former president Asif Ali Zardari had targeted PML-N leadership in a statement and in consequence to this statement, federal minister Abdul Qadir Baloch had slammed Asif Ali Zardari and PPP leadership.