With pandemonium erupting in the aftermath of statement praising Rao Anwar as brave kid, former president of Pakistan and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has on Saturday retracted and regretted his remarks.

It was stated in a statement issued in Islamabad today.

Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has described his words as mis-spoken and regretted any offence to anyone.

The former President also acknowledged in another TV interview today that his words about Rao Anwar were indeed mis-spoken, the Spokesperson said.

“Enforced disappearances and extra judicial killings are twins of a deepening curse. It is unthinkable that the Pakistan People’s Party would support it in any form or manner, the Spokesperson said. The party’s record in and out of the parliament is a testimony to it.

The former President realizes that his remarks made unwittingly in the flow of conversation may have caused anguish and has regretted it”, read the statement.