Pakistan’s ruling PPP’s presidential candidate Asif Ali Zardari has shifted residence to the heavily guarded Prime Minister’s House in view of reported fears of a possible attack on him.
Zardari, who is the co-chairman of PPP moved from his residence in Islamabad to the Prime Minister’s House for security reasons in the wake of his recent criticism of the Taliban and call for banning the organisation.
He made the move on the advice of his colleagues in the government, according to the Dawn newspaper. Zardari has been living in the Prime Minister’s House for about a week.
PM Yusuf Raza Gilani said, “There are security problems associated with his movement. Because he can’t move anywhere, his normal activities are restricted to the Prime Minister’s House.” Sources said Zardari planned to stay in the Prime Minister’s House till the presidential election on September 6.