Caretaker PM: PTI shared two names with PML-N

Published: September 17, 2012

Sources say PTI leader Nawab Ashiq has forwarded names of Dr Shoaib Suddle, Abdul Razzaq Dawood to PML-N. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Nawab Ashiq Hussain Qureshi forwarded two names to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to head the caretaker set-up, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Credible sources in PML-N revealed that Qureshi, a relative and close associate of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, conveyed the two names when the former party shared its list of candidates for caretaker prime ministers with PTI. They added Qureshi was also involved when PML-N was finalising candidates for the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) – he reportedly forwarded the name of Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim at PTI’s behest.

According to the sources, Qureshi and PML-N MNA Zahid Hamid – incidentally the former’s brother-in-law – formed the liaison between the two parties’ respective leaderships, when the PML-N was finalising candidates for CEC and now when the opposition party is seeking names for the caretaker premier’s slot.

Talking about the CEC’s appointment, they said Zahid shared the list of names with Qureshi, who forwarded it to PTI chairman Imran Khan and senior leader Hamid Khan. Hamid Khan suggested the name of Justice (retd) Shakirullah Jan, but Imran Khan allegedly baulked. Finally, the party forwarded Justice Ebrahim’s name to PML-N, through Qureshi, along with certain notes on the other names on the list.

Regarding the candidates for the caretaker prime minister, PTI sources said the party forwarded the names of Dr Shoaib Suddle and Abdul Razzaq Dawood. Sources say Qureshi handed over the names to Zahid, who finally conveyed them to opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

PTI Central Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood, meanwhile, maintained the party never discussed any names with PML-N.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2012.

Reader Comments (13)

  • us
    Sep 17, 2012 - 10:11AM

    Learn to communicate officially and professionally. It is not Itefaq foundaries.

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  • AS
    Sep 17, 2012 - 11:03AM

    PTI will always lie

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  • asif
    Sep 17, 2012 - 11:12AM

    The master of U Turns are here for another U Turn. PTI really need to grow up and stop behaving like kids.

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Sep 17, 2012 - 12:12PM

    @us:
    This is called backdoor diplomacy kid. I just want to know why pti and ik denied every givimg names for caretaker pm

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  • Imran
    Sep 17, 2012 - 6:21PM

    Once again the sources are from PML-N, which is run by the Charles Sobhraj of Pakistan, the master of lies and deceit. Except for Ayaz Amir, all of them lie with flat faces, and that includes their leader too.

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  • Imran
    Sep 17, 2012 - 6:29PM

    PTI is not PML-N. Nawaz Sharif signed deal with Musharraf (in backdoor diplomacy) and denied it for 10 years. Shahbaz Sharif sold out Punjab’s interests in Council of Common Interests, and then denied it. It raised hue and cry in their “principled stand” in the issue of Raymond Davis, but where is he? He magically disappeared from a Punjab Jail. Punjab CM’s office was directly involved in fabricating reports that the presidency and governor is conspiring to murder Justice Kh. Sharif. And what was the truth. Musharraf himself flew abroad from Lahore, yet PML-N blames the federal government for letting him go. Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif publicly acknowledged that they have made politically motivated cases against their opponents. Given all this, if I need to compare the credibility of words of PTI versus PML-N. PTI stands way ahead.

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  • Naeem
    Sep 17, 2012 - 6:47PM

    PMLN, stop being wining babies, send the request via official channels and get the reply back via official channels! Be professional for heaven sake once in your life!!!!

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  • Umsan Khan
    Sep 17, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Imran Khan exposed again, he said very clearly that PMLN never shared any name…

    U-Turn after U-Turn..all you can expect from Imran Khan

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Sep 17, 2012 - 8:13PM

    @Imran:
    In another case of back-door diplomacy PTI made peace with MQM for karachi rally, but that was okay because hey thats PTI, they can do anything. Plus this is politics not a business where you have to be keep record ‘professionally’ on paper

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  • Khalid Danial
    Sep 17, 2012 - 8:40PM

    PTI wants written invitation? The same kind which Imran Khan signed for Marvi Memon?

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  • Mohd Butt
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:22AM

    They do and then disown it, called themselves clean, first thing is acknowledge what you did but that required course to stand and say I did it even it is wrong, which IK don’t have it. He always blame others for his losing and shortfall. love you young of Pakistan most of you are nice young believer of change but cheated by misguided.

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  • Usman
    Sep 18, 2012 - 5:07AM

    Credible sources in PML-N revealed ….

    Credible by what standards?

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  • XYZ
    Sep 18, 2012 - 9:29AM

    I am from Karachi and though I am not a supporter of PTI one thing is for sure , if Nawaz ever even sweeps the pole , the majority of Karachi dwellers will never like to see him as PM , thats how he is loathed here .And BTW why PMLN alwyas try to be a copycat of Imran , what ever Imran does ,Nawaz just follows .PML N has proved that it is a party of the Punjabis only .

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