ISLAMABAD - Ruling out any possibility of imposition of governor’s rule in Sindh, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday strongly dispelled the impression that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was going to be changed.

“Sindh chief minister is not being changed and after 18th Amendment it is not an easy task to implement governor’s rule,” said former president Asif Ali Zardari, while talking to media at an informal meeting.

Zardari further said that he was not afraid of governor’s rule at all. “We have faced such situation in the past but I am not seeing such a situation now,” he said responding to a question about possibility of governor’s rule in Sindh.

About PPP’s weak position in the country, the former president was of the view that the ‘magic wand’ had pushed the PPP to the third position. “We will retain our position when the ‘magic stick’ will become neutral,” said Zardari, without explaining his remarks.

To a question about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Zardari said political factions had their own opinion about the route of CPEC. “Chinese president in his speech has mentioned about all the four provinces. If China is heading towards a big route, how can we object to it.”

He said that his government had approved the 1000-mile-long highway for the project. “I am ready to convince all political parties over the newly-proposed long highway if the government desires so,” he added.

About Zulfikar Mirza’s remarks against him, the former president said there was no reason to comment on it. “It does not make any difference as earlier many other left the party,” he added. “Zulfikar Mirza was condemned on his verbal attacks by different party members. Mirza used dirty language. He used to say that his home and clothes were due to Zardari and now he talks things which are beyond my understanding,” he added.

To a question about Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s absence, the PPP co-chairman did not make it clear that when he (Bilawal) would return to country. “Bilwal will return soon, but I cannot give exact date,” he added. About Karachi operation, he said law and order situation in Sindh was better.

To a question about controversy on the National Finance Commission Award, he said this issue would be resolved soon.

Earlier, he said PPP had accepted the previous election result despite reservations. “We do not want to harm democratic process and for continuity of democracy we will help the government so that masses can take benefit of it,” he added.