ISLAMABAD: PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday vowed to resist any attempt to derail democracy on any pretext. “PPP pledges to play its role in protecting and promoting democracy, promoting tolerance and harmony and ending violence against our non-Muslim brethren,” Zardari declared in his message on the eve of Minorities Day on Monday August 11. “On the eve of “Minorities Day” today there is a grim thought that crosses the mind: There is no minority community in the country that does not feel besieged and hardly any minority community is able to assert that it is completely safe. Indeed minorities’ communities in varying degrees feel besieged and threatened,” he said. Zardari stated; “The PPP strongly condemns the recent spurt in violence against different minorities’ communities in the country.” He noted that the Minorities’ Day today is an occasion to pause and ponder on the causes of increasing intolerance towards them.