Asma Jahangir says she doesn’t want to be caretaker PM: Report

Published: February 23, 2013
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Human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir said that she has no desire of becoming the caretaker prime minister,  DawnNews reported on Saturday.

According to the report, Jahangir was talking to the media in Lahore where she said that certain people come into power in the name of the people and then refuse to party with it.

Jahangir was also quoted as saying that certain forces were trying to create chaos in the country but the upcoming elections will be held on time.

She also advised retired judges against joining the caretaker set-up and emphasised that democracy should continue to flourish in the country.

The Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have rejected Jahangir’s name for the post of the caretaker prime minister. PTI had maintained that Jahangir was not acceptable to his party as the caretaker PM because of her views on the Supreme Court and her closeness towards the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

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  • shahid
    Feb 23, 2013 - 1:33PM

    Good riddance …

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  • Saad
    Feb 23, 2013 - 1:39PM

    Grapes are sour.

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  • Zain
    Feb 23, 2013 - 1:47PM

    Bibi angoor khuttey hein !!!

    if you so much don’t like the post, why did you start screaming when PTI opposed it?

    In one program she ran away when PTI representative criticised her.

    She is one of the persons who would like to criticise every one but when somebody criticises her, she can’t digest it.Recommend

  • neutrino
    Feb 23, 2013 - 1:48PM

    My advise to asma jehangir, go back to your motherland “INDIA”.

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  • H. Khan
    Feb 23, 2013 - 1:55PM

    OK. Now we will look for someone else.

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  • Zalim singh
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:06PM

    nothing but respect for this lady.

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  • Neutral
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:07PM

    Grapes are sour

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  • Faisal
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:17PM

    Nor do we want her as caretaker PM. Soon she realized it, better it would be for her.

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  • salman
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:18PM

    Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) is not taking part in elections..

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  • Sohaib YAHIA
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:24PM

    A wise decision by a wise lady! Instead of facing attacks – both physical and through character assassination – by the likes of Difa-e-Pakistan Council and PTI, she will better serve the hapless nation by continuing calling spade a spade.

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  • A J Khan
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:28PM

    PTI has made the grapes sore for her, other wise she was a happy contender for the post.

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  • EHM
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:30PM

    Hahahaha human rights activists. Ever ever she spoke against drone attacks? Yeah, human right activists where she gets return in dollars.

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  • Lahori
    Feb 23, 2013 - 2:34PM
  • Asghar
    Feb 23, 2013 - 3:10PM

    When rumours of her becoming care taker were high, she appeared on Tv by many times. By than she never said such thing now its too late to say that. Why at first stage she categorically clear that she dont want to be care taker head??

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  • saqibtahir
    Feb 23, 2013 - 6:01PM

    Asma is one of the finest and bravest persons living in Pakistan. I saluteher for the courage to standup against the mighty and powerful. Pakistani military and its coronies like PTI and Jihadi mullas hate her. It is a big honor that major parties posed confidence in her.

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  • Faisal
    Feb 23, 2013 - 7:01PM

    It is easy to criticize others but difficult to solve the problems yourself…..

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  • Ghani
    Feb 23, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Reading the above comments makes me feel that we are proudly living in the age of ignorance. Asma Jahangir is among a few sane voices left in Pakistan.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Feb 23, 2013 - 8:16PM

    Whether you want it or not, you will not get it, so it is good decision and keep your dignity.

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  • Optimist
    Feb 23, 2013 - 8:27PM

    Come on Guys, She is the only ‘MAN’ in Pakistan. She calls a spade, A spade. Even our High & mighty Don’t dare it.

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  • gp65
    Feb 23, 2013 - 10:10PM

    @Saad, @Zain

    Well perhaps it is not that grapes are sour but she is disgusted by the unnecessary and hateful villification campaignbeing carried on against her and feels that if she makes tis announcement, people will stop

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Feb 23, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Very wise decision by a brave lady. Government and oppositions should give whatever PTI wants. We don’t want PTI to run away from the field.

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  • Mustafa Nazir Ahmad
    Feb 23, 2013 - 11:47PM

    No one expects the Taliban to endorse Asma Jehangir’s name as the caretaker prime minister since its leaders are afraid of her bravery in the face of their own cowardice. For the ignorant lot, Benazir Bhutto first proposed Asma Jahangir’s name as the caretaker PM in the wake of Musharraf’s coup (in a interview with Sohail Warraich published in Sunday Magazine of daily Jang in 2000). And this time Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N has done that. Why are we so averse to democracy? The leaders of the country’s two largest political parties have reposed confidence in someone and we are still doubting her abilities and patriotism. Heaps of shame on her haters.

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  • Mustafa Nazir Ahmad
    Feb 23, 2013 - 11:50PM

    Why my comments are not published? If I may ask

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  • Shakil
    Feb 24, 2013 - 1:33AM

    Good, you are not a favorite of Pakistanis by any means for this job!

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  • Ahmed
    Feb 24, 2013 - 2:13AM

    @Ghani: If that’s what you really think then you don’t know Pakistani politics. There are much more saner, stronger, and intelligent voices in Pakistan politics than Bibi Asma. Asma changes her narrative and positions very quickly in Bandr-bant. She is a full-on drama and you can see it on TV. I’m being honest and calling spade, a spade. And please note that I’m neither PTI nor a PPP supporter so spear me the insults.

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  • Mirza
    Feb 24, 2013 - 3:34AM

    During the days of Zia and then Mush many people sold their souls to the dictators including the SC judges. However, it was Asma who stood against these dictators like a rock and did not join any govt for her personal gains. The problem with some Pakistani men is they do not like any Pakistani woman especially a strong, educated and upright lady like Asma. Don’t forget what Gen Ayub did with Ms. Jinnah and what happened to BB during Mush’s era?

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  • Ksri
    Feb 24, 2013 - 7:28AM

    She is Pakistan’s best PM that it did not have

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  • jugnoo
    Feb 24, 2013 - 10:17AM

    @saqibtahir:
    Pak does not deserve AJ as care-taker! Import one from some bank so that cash flows again.

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