I hear I may be prime minister soon: Ahmed Mukhtar

Published: June 19, 2012
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“I’m not sure about the party’s decision but if the party considers me for the position of prime minister, I would duly serve the country”: Ahmed Mukhtar PHOTO: AGENCIES

“I’m not sure about the party’s decision but if the party considers me for the position of prime minister, I would duly serve the country”: Ahmed Mukhtar PHOTO: AGENCIES

Senior PPP leader Ahmed Mukhtar said on Tuesday that he has heard that the party may be making him prime minister, Express News reported.

“I’m not sure about the party’s decision but if the party considers me for the position of prime minister, I would duly serve the country,” he said.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan declared Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible to hold office. Gilani will not be a member of parliament following the verdict, and his name was also removed from the Press Information Department website.

President Asif Ali Zardari had called a core committee meeting as soon as the Supreme Court verdict was announced. The meeting decided that the coalition parties will be consulted before any final decision is taken. The meeting was also attended by Gilani and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“The Election Commission shall issue a notice of disqualification and the president is required to take necessary steps to ensure continuation of democratic process,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

 

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  • Zeffos
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:34PM

    I pray, this disaster may not happen.

    Ameen.

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  • Chopper
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:35PM

    You’ve got to be kidding

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:38PM

    Oh yeah, another good for nothing will get in now. Pakistan needs a person who is clean and does not carry this baggage of corruption, IS THERE ANY SUCH PERSON EXISTS IN THE LAND OF PURE?

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  • Kaspar
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:41PM

    Considering hsi past statements as Defence Minister, let us pray for the Almighty’s mercy!

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  • Imran
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:43PM

    He was saying this last time as well.

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  • Rehan
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:43PM

    Aitzaz Ahsan!!!
    You have a jewel in your midst, PPP. And you’re wasting him!
    Regards,
    Rehan

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  • Pro Nation
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:48PM

    Any one but not Him .. Pleaseeeeeee !

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  • Chief "Saab"
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:51PM

    This reminds me of children’s story books where young girls dream of marrying prince charming and living like princesses. Mukhtar, please snap out of your fantasy and work on providing bijli to the masses. Once we have bijli, you can continue dreaming on about becoming the PM Recommend

  • Abdullah Khan
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:57PM

    They are all same. useless and unable to have a vision and work.

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  • PPPPPP
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:58PM

    I would have Zardari occupy both offices if I am running out of options but not this guy…

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  • geeko
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:58PM

    @Chief “Saab”:
    Haha good analogy, though I have to admit that I have hard time replacing prince charminh by Asif Ali Zardari.

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  • s shah
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:59PM

    Please DONT appoint Mr. Mukhtar. He is highly unsuitable for this position or for any position, going by his performance as Defence Minister.

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  • PARDESI
    Jun 19, 2012 - 7:59PM

    As long as he does not bring his brother in law to run Cricket in Pakistan I am fine. As politician wether it is him or any one else does not matter they are all the same. Inept and corrupt to the bone

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  • Kaleem
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:04PM

    It doesn’t matter, if not you, someone else from corrupt lot will be appointed, for us its just changing names.

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  • Baghi-3
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:04PM

    You all are missing one important point. Do you think the genius “BOSS” will put some one as PM who can use his head and senses. Just forget it. In continuing scenario he seems to be the best choice.Recommend

  • not impressed
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:04PM

    i hear that tonight at 9pm a 24 year old bilawal bhutto will decide who the prime minister will be for this country of 180 million ppl…

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  • truth detector
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:11PM

    Out of frying Pan, Into the Fire !!!

    God Help us !!!

    Not, this guy.

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  • AntiKingClass
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:18PM

    A person who cannot perform well as a minister, can we expect anything better from him as PM? Infact, whole PPPP (Jitne marzi ‘P’ laga dein) is incapable. They can never get votes on performance basis except on basis on graves inside Taj Mahal at Garhi Khuda Baksh. People (specially sindhis) should now refrain from casting votes on that useless base which has given nothing to the people of Pakistan except more and more misery. Please people of Pakistan specially sindhis, “think” before voting next time. Vote through mind not heart and emotions.

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  • Khan
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:18PM

    Hahaha…. This may just be the funniest thing I have read the entire day! Yay! I cannot wait to see how he screws the country over.

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  • AntiKingClass
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Who is bilawal bhutto to decide our future? Is he a ‘KING’?

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  • Babloo
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:21PM

    Mr Zardari, should appoint a new PPP mp AND pm EVERYDAY.
    That way, the SC will never know, whom to send the notice for writing that much sought after letter to Swiss authorities.

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  • Mirza Hussain
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:21PM

    I shall take-off from here. But don’t know where i will land. How hilarious can one be. No qualifications, no experience, no manners, no aptitude and above all brainless. Recommend

  • sana u llah khan
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:51PM

    go to new pollsRecommend

  • Ali
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:53PM

    “I have heard I may be prime minister soon … !!!” … yeh … thats true … its got to be of this much importance … thats a part time job any way …

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  • SHAHID
    Jun 19, 2012 - 8:59PM

    @Rehan:
    This jewel is a Zircon, trying to shine and be as hard like a diamond. Immitation jewels are trash and are a waste anyway.

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  • Scales 9
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:16PM

    Aaan ! They are all same . Poor PPP does not have many choices

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  • Mirza
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:19PM

    The PM should continue as the caretaker and elections be announced. Or somebody like Dr. Ahsan be appointed PM for now till the next elections.

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  • Mohammad
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:23PM

    Does not matter – this or that person. In PPP view, no one associated to PPP is under any kind of law and has ammunity. People are dying in numbers everyday in public, hospitals, and everywhere. These guys are making a commision to investigate the death of Fouzia Wahab. Why not commision for a common person whose family has non out there except Allah.Recommend

  • maestro
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:33PM

    Can all of PPP just be part of the “1/3rd” of the country who apparently want to leave Pak according to our dear ex-PM but in this case actually do it and LEAVE!

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  • Fahad
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:47PM

    It will be a nightmare ch sahab. U are minister for water and power just two weeks in and u have totally shattered the ministry. U were defense minister u got scared that amercia will sanction Pakistan if NATO supplys not opened.Recommend

  • RS
    Jun 19, 2012 - 9:52PM

    For the sake of the nation please say NO You are not interested.

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  • Umair
    Jun 19, 2012 - 10:49PM

    Mr. Ex-pected Prime Minister, please let me have your email ID so that I can send you a ” Letter Format” please.

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  • PPP Fan
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:12PM

    I will respect any decision made by the Pakistan’s People Party.

    Dr. Mukhtar is a respected individual who has taken the defence of this country very seriously. I am sure that under the deceased guidance of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, he will be able to save this country from the terrible leaders it has had in the past.

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  • Nu-Pak
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:12PM

    "Q" is: How to bring two birds with one stone, ie,

    Choose a PM for “next” election while take a “revenge” of the “just lost”.
    Anyone’s guess is as good as mine! Who fits this type?

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  • Not fit
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:18PM

    This man is disaster for Pakistan.He failed on every post he got,its defense or power ministry or other all failed.He might be worst then Gilani.May Allah give us good leadership Ameen.

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  • Temur
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:25PM

    {{I hear I may be prime minister soon: Ahmed Mukhtar}}

    You were saying the same thing after the 2008 general elections. Is Zardari hearing now?

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  • Zu
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:30PM

    Don’t worry, this will be temporary, Imran Khan will takeover next year!

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  • Thoughtful
    Jun 19, 2012 - 11:54PM

    I hear i will sooon be the queen. Polishing my tiara and my speech…oh ao my hand wave

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  • saeed
    Jun 20, 2012 - 12:09AM

    Just Another Duffer…

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  • Jun 20, 2012 - 12:16AM

    and sink it like PIA?

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  • Mullah kuta
    Jun 20, 2012 - 12:31AM

    Can this guy speak english? I have never heard of this guy

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  • truth matters
    Jun 20, 2012 - 12:34AM

    another doorknob who struggles to say two coherent sentences….alas

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  • Uzair Javaid
    Jun 20, 2012 - 1:08AM

    My God, for what he had been doing with the PIA, i can imagine what the criteria is for PPP to choose their man for the Prime Minister’s office, which is corruption and clearly corruption.

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  • ANON
    Jun 20, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Oh no! Can we have Gillani back plz?

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  • Waseem
    Jun 20, 2012 - 1:23AM

    If i were Zardari I would make Nawaz Shareef or Imran Khan the PM. SO all the troubles in the world are over for another 5 years………

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  • Rizwan
    Jun 20, 2012 - 1:49AM

    Aasman sa Gira, ..Tandoor mei Gira

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jun 20, 2012 - 1:50AM

    As the National Assembly stand dissolved after the verdict of Supreme Court, my point of view is that Mr. Zardai should form a National Government to give relief to an ordinary man, instead of continuing with the same ministers or change of some faces and induction of of few more ministers.

    If Mr. Zardari wants to win the hearts and minds of the voters in Pakistan, he should give a chance to National Government which may bring the inflation down in the country which the PPP government could not do it during the last four years.

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  • Tizi
    Jun 20, 2012 - 2:46AM

    Would love Ahmed Mukhtar as PM. Gowwan Chaudhry Saab. Let haters hate. You’ll make a fine PM.

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  • Imran Con
    Jun 20, 2012 - 3:02AM

    Ok, now that your tantrums have gotten the man removed, who exactly do you want him replaced with? Don’t start dreaming before you answer. They’ll need to be part of PPP if you want to keep it realistic. Or could it be your foresight could use some work and your emotions got you into another embarrassing and counter productive situation?

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  • elementary
    Jun 20, 2012 - 3:27AM

    You are hallucinating Mr Mukhtar!

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  • Shafiq Khan
    Jun 20, 2012 - 3:27AM

    His Majesty Bilawal Bhutto will decide.

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  • Babloo
    Jun 20, 2012 - 3:28AM

    You cannot make up these characters. They are more interesting than any fictional characters. He is hearing voices that he may become PM very soon.

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  • Pollack
    Jun 20, 2012 - 4:56AM

    This guy doesn’t even have the class to wait for a few days before announcing his intent(camouflaged as “I’ve heard that the party wants …”) to become PM.

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  • Pollack
    Jun 20, 2012 - 4:58AM

    @Zu:
    “Don’t worry, this will be temporary, Imran Khan will takeover next year!”

    Sure. After the messiah Imran Con takes over, all Pakistanis will get milk and honey through their water taps which will henceforth be known as milk and honey tap. :-).

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  • Kazmis
    Jun 20, 2012 - 8:29AM

    Letter to Switzerland is that sword that no gentlemen would like to become Prime Minister at this point. People like Mr. Mukhtar and similar are in the que.

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  • PakShock
    Jun 20, 2012 - 8:55AM

    Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar just distracted the public from the real PM to be ie., Makhdoom Shahabuddin.

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  • singer
    Jun 20, 2012 - 9:07AM

    Sir,
    Looks like you will turn the country into another PIA.

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  • Faisal
    Jun 20, 2012 - 9:28AM

    Yes Sir, looking in to your past and diverse experience, i can imagine how do you plan to serve this country…

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  • Mubashir
    Jun 20, 2012 - 9:40AM

    And Then He Woke Up… Screaming…

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jun 20, 2012 - 10:34AM

    @Pollack who writes “Sure. After the messiah Imran Con takes over, all Pakistanis will get milk and honey through their water taps which will henceforth be known as milk and honey tap. :-)”

    That was funny. One small connection – “Milk and honey TRAP”.

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  • R. Khan
    Jun 20, 2012 - 2:07PM

    You heard it wrong Sir! Get back to business.

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  • Beatle
    Jun 20, 2012 - 3:51PM

    Brave Man !!!!!!!!!!!
    Prepare yourselves for 5 years rest, after serving for so long, non-stop.

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  • Ilyad
    Jun 20, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Yeah! I heard that too, but then someone woke me up. Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jun 21, 2012 - 7:34AM

    What is Mr Ahmed Akhtar hearing now a days ? Would like to know.

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