Addressing a press conference at Islamabad Press Club on Friday, the former foreign minister said that those ruling the roost were never liked by Benazir Bhutto, who had appointed him as the next PM in 2002, and pointing his fingers at those who endeavored to carry out disciplinary action against him, said that these every elements hovered around Punjab CM, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, enjoying his patronage for three whole years.
Qureshi strongly discounted the notion that he had ever violated party discipline by meeting Mian Nawaz Sharif; recounting the fact that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif was the first one to carry out any reconciliation with late Benazir Bhutto, and also sign the Charter of Democracy with her in London.
He also warned that if PPP insisted on carrying out any disciplinary action against him, he had many options in store, as well.
He was also critical of the fact that PPP was at ease in the company of elements, which had a questionable record in connection of her murder; besides being responsible for sheer murder of Constitution through 17th Amendment.
Strongly berating the government for its failure to protest the lives and property of masses, he also voiced his protest against the recent burning and bleeding of Karachi.
Referring to the issue of suspended additional DG-FIA, Zafar Qurieshi, he said that it seemed as if government had special grudge against entire Qurieshi clan.