Politics: PMLN rejects Govt. proposed names for caretaker PM

General Islamabad

Islamabad: Opposition Leader Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has announced that the name of Justice retd Shakirullah Jan has been withdrawn from the opposition’s list of nominees for caretaker prime minister.

While talking to media persons he said that consultations could only move forward if the names proposed by PML N for the caretaker Prime Minister are considered by the government. He totally rejected the government proposed names for caretaker Prime Minister.

He said Dr Ishrat Hussain does not qualify for the office of caretaker Prime Minister.As far as Justice retired Hazar Khan Khoso is concerned‚ he remained very close to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Dr Hafeez Sheikh was finance minister just 15 days ago. He said that if consensus on the name of caretaker Prime Minister is not reached‚ the matter will then be referred to parliamentary committee.

Responding a question he said that PMLN does not consider MQM as an opposition party. Nisar said that he had written a letter to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, adding that there would be no compromise on the caretaker prime minister and chief minister of Punjab.

The government has proposed the names of Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Dr Ishrat Husain and Justice retd Hazar Khan Khoso.