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Former president Zardari will return to Pakistan on Dec. 23

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is seen during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul (not pictured) in Istanbul November 1, 2011. Turkey hopes talks it is hosting between the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan in Istanbul on Tuesday will reduce their deep mutual mistrust and begin a new period of cooperation between the two neighbours. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS)

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that former president and party co- chairman Asif Ali Zardari, who had left the country in mid-2015 soon after accusing the military establishment of overstepping its domain, will return to Pakistan from Dubai on December 23.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Bilawal, said doctors have allowed Zardari to travel to Pakistan and he would be landing in Karachi on Friday.

“Army chiefs come and go every three years but the political leadership is here to stay. We know the country better and we know how to run its affairs. If you do not stop, I will come out with a list of accused generals since Pakistan’s creation,” he had said then.

“We need the great strategic skill of Zardari to overwhelm the Sharif government so that despite their two thirds majority, they will have to implement my four demands,” the Dawn quoted Bilawal, as saying.

The PPP chairman had announced earlier that the party will launch an ‘anti-government drive’ on December 27 if its four demands are not met.

The four demands of the PPP were formation of a parliamentary committee on national security, adoption of a PPP-drafted bill on Panama Leaks probe, implementation of the decision of a multi-party conference chaired by Asif Zardari on CPEC and appointment of a full-time foreign minister.

Bilawal said our four demands will be fulfilled soon if Zardari is in Pakistan. (ANI)