Interim govt: ‘No room for caretaker set-up of technocrats’

Kaira says Pakistan was created by politicians, who could better run its affairs.


January 27, 2013
Kaira says Pakistan was created by politicians, who could better run its affairs. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD:


Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Saturday that there was no room for a technocrat-led caretaker government as politicians were better equipped to manage the country’s affairs.


Talking to media persons outside parliament house, Kaira said that in the presence of a host of honest and clean politicians, there was no need to ask technocrats to work as caretakers.

He said that Pakistan was created by politicians, who were better equipped to manage the country’s affairs.

Responding to a question, Kaira said that a team of government negotiators would visit Lahore on Sunday to hold talks with Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Replying to another question, Kaira said former chief of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Tauqir Sadiq was appointed by former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the recommendation of a committee that had shortlisted four names from a list of 17 candidates. Gilani could not be blamed for the crimes of Tauqir Sadiq.

He also pointed out that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had not appointed Sadiq. In order to avoid creating sensation, Kaira said, the media should focus on court verdicts rather than highlighting remarks during the proceedings.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

Dr.A. K.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

@ Amused , well said , you have said nothing left for me to comment .

amused | 8 years ago | Reply After bringing Pakistan's economy to its knees after 5 years of loot and plunder, he is still saying: "politicians are better equipped to manage the country’s affairs" Politicians are responsible for the current downfall of Pakistan. Enough is enough. We need technocrats who are experts in their fields and know how to run a country successfully just like a corporate organization instead of ignorant politicians with fake degrees who do not know the ABCD of economics and good governance. Democracy is for well educated societies. Not illiterate societies like pakistan where 70% of the population cannot even write their own name and you expect them to vote for the right person? how ridiculous!
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