PML-N announces 8 candidates for caretaker PM

Published: August 28, 2012
Names not disclosed yet, no candidate from Punjab. PHOTO: INP/FILE

Names not disclosed yet, no candidate from Punjab. PHOTO: INP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, while speaking to media, announced that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has short-listed eight candidates for the post of caretaker prime minister, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The names, which have not been disclosed by the party as yet, include senior politicians, retired judges and senior lawyers.

Surprisingly, none of the candidates are from Punjab, say sources, and no bureaucrats or military personnel have been named in the list either. No bureaucrat or military personnel named in list.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif will consult with other political parties before sending these names to the government for electing the caretaker prime minister.

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  • Awais Umer
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:03PM

    @ET: The caption should not be “Announced” instead it should be “Finalized” as PML N has not disclosed the Names.


  • MAD
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:05PM

    None of the candidates are from Punjab. You mean they are all from outside the party. ;)


  • Z
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Who wrote the headline? The report doesn’t mention any names, hence there is no announcement.


  • Aug 28, 2012 - 5:24PM

    …. Shame on PMLN , I will vote for imran Khan Tehreek-e-Insaaf :)


  • Asad
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Why only 8?


  • Azeem Aslam
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:30PM

    It will be a good step if PLM N does not has any wrong intention. Other wise every body knows the worth of PMLNRecommend

  • Neutral
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:32PM

    The best candidate which does not need further consensus is Justice ( R ) Fakhrudin Bhai…even EC can work under him…Recommend

  • Logic Europe
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:33PM

    PML n is a small party and as such only do much wait should be given to their recommendation .
    The ruling coalition should have a much bigger say
    I hope Maulana fazal ul rehman is the next care taker PM


  • Samad Majeed
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:41PM

    More persecution of punjabis.First,the federal govt. cut off electricity and gas supplies of punjab for the last four years,then the govt. and its allies gathered together to divide up punjab and now out of EIGHT names,not a single name of a person from punjab.This persecution of Punjabis must end.


  • khamosh1
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:42PM

    Captain Safder, Nawaz Shareef’s Son In Law. He is from Mansehra (KP) and military disowned him.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:51PM

    @Ex-PMLN Voter:
    What is shameful ?


  • tahir siddiqui
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:51PM

    Respected Sir,
    It will be a good step and i hope its a fair election second step . and we also hope all parties finalise care taker government as they final name of election commissioner.
    its better for Pakistan future and continuing democracy in pakistan .May Allah bless our country and nation .


    Tahir Siddiqui
    Wah cantt


  • Abdullah
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:54PM

    @Logic Europe:
    Small Party, they are the second largest party in the assembly and the biggest party in the most important province of Pakistan


  • blithe
    Aug 28, 2012 - 5:58PM

    Why are all the candidates outside Punjab???
    Why does PML N always sell short Punjab and Punjabis???

    Aren’t Punjabis part of Pakistan????


  • amjid
    Aug 28, 2012 - 6:01PM

    For me best candidate is Mehmood khan Achakzai


  • Nauman
    Aug 28, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Here’s hoping it is ASMA JAHANGIR.


  • Moulvi Nawaz Shareef
    Aug 28, 2012 - 6:05PM

    @khamosh1: So rightly said


  • Jibran
    Aug 28, 2012 - 6:30PM

    @Abdullah: biggest party in the most important province of Pakistan

    What makes you believe that it is the most important province of Pakistan? I tried to sift through the constitution but found nothing of that sort.


  • Polpot
    Aug 28, 2012 - 6:43PM

    My candidate Veena Malik
    She has diplomatic skills


  • Aslam
    Aug 28, 2012 - 7:00PM

    Asma Jahangir should never be included in these names. She does not have ability to run the country but only slamming the Pak army and judiciary. I hope PML-N will keep this thing in mind. I hope there will be no politician in the proposed names as political parties can not single out even one politician with clean background. Shame, shame…..


  • Aslam
    Aug 28, 2012 - 7:02PM

    Why headline is saying “announces candidates”. It should be proposes or selects, or finalizes, candidates names.


  • Usman Khan
    Aug 28, 2012 - 8:51PM

    well done PMLN…


  • Kaleem
    Aug 28, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Sometimes I feel our media is also dividing us. They should chose 8 capable person and they can be found outside Punjab.


  • Logic europe
    Aug 28, 2012 - 10:38PM

    @ Abdulla. Well may be not today bu Soon


  • jibran
    Aug 28, 2012 - 10:47PM

    Senior lawyers and retired judges? Who? Akram Sheikh? Saeed uz zamman siddiqi (briefcase fame and political candidate of PML-N. Most of the ills of today are due to the judges who are currently living a retired life.


  • Mohammad
    Aug 28, 2012 - 11:16PM

    This shows both PPP and PML-N are working together back door making people fool by giving statements against eachother. I pray people come out of this party-circle and be loyal to Pakistan not to the parties. PML-N has no vision for the crisises that PML-N has put us in. On the other hand, PPP has a visison of destroying the nation, creating confusion every where, disputing the pillars of nation, and just believe on looting.


  • H Chaudhry
    Aug 28, 2012 - 11:20PM

    @Ex-PMLN Voter Congratulation, your vote for PTI will be another vote for feduals of PPP. @Logic Euroe, I am nost sure what you are smoking but PML N a small party ?? Do you even know what is the defination of small ?


  • AS
    Aug 28, 2012 - 11:27PM

    @Ex-PMLN Voter:
    we dont need you. we have have plenty of those who went the wrong way but allah gave them wisdom and back with pml n.
    so you please be there


  • Laalay
    Aug 29, 2012 - 12:08AM

    who ever the prime minister may, the whole setup should contain on Anti-establishment personnels Recommend

  • Laalay
    Aug 29, 2012 - 12:24AM

    Asma Jehan Gir should remain the top priority


  • John
    Aug 29, 2012 - 12:49AM

    The misery the awam are going through for the last four years thanks to the fabulous democracy needs to end somewhere and the caretakers should be in place at the earliest.

    The awam eagerly await to dump these seasoned opportunists and plunderers and replace them with honest folks.Recommend

  • Gandalf
    Aug 29, 2012 - 3:32AM

    I recommend PTI should also nominate a candidate for the caretaker PM. How about Rashid ‘Tulli’ Sheikh.


  • Asad Shah
    Aug 29, 2012 - 3:59AM



  • Sami Haider
    Aug 30, 2012 - 4:28PM

    Only 8 candidates ?


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