MULTAN: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Jamshed Dasti on Sunday offered himself to be the next prime minister while censuring the judiciary for ‘unconstitutional’ decisions.
“I am ready to offer my services as the next prime minister if the party leadership proposes, which might happen soon owing to the judiciary’s unconstitutional decisions,” Dasti told a news conference at the Multan press club.
Elaborating on various parties’ orientation, he said the next elections will reveal that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML- N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are “passengers on the same boat”, adding that the chief justice should stop the PML-N from becoming a dictatorial party in Punjab, if he is a part of an unbiased judiciary.
“PML-N’s hypocrisy became evident when it opposed the creation of a south Punjab province, and is now engineering a delay in selecting commission members for the new province,” he said and added that 25 days had passed since the commission was constituted, but no names had been given yet.
Dasti said that the coming elections will be completely transparent, and no party will be allowed to become the “don” of Pakistan.
Talking about where he would contest the upcoming elections, he said that he will contest from the NA-177 against Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
“This is not my decision but the voice of the people. Since the last four years, Khar has visited her constituency only four times and people from her constituency approach me for their affairs,” Dasti added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2012.
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