ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday dismissed names tabled by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of caretaker premier.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry held a presser in Islamabad on Monday stating that party’s top brass had unanimously rejected the names proposed by Zardari-led PPP for caretaker prime minister.
“PPP has proposed two names [Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas] for caretaker premier. We will have to wait and look that whether Abbasi [incumbent premier] accept or reject these names”, stated Chaudhry while adding at the same time that names proposes by PTI were more suitable.
Earlier, Pakistan Peoples Party has finalized the names of Zaka Ashraf and Jalil Abbas Jilani for caretaker PM. According to sources, Opposition Leader has given these names to PM Abbasi after consultations with both the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Co-Chairman Asif Zardari.
Reportedly, Asif Zardari phoned both the nominees separately and informed them, expressing hope that no one would have any objections to them for they are experts in economics, banking and administrative affairs. Zaka Ashraf has previously served as Chairman of PCB while Jalil Abbasi Jilani has served as Pakistan s ambassador to US
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has finalized the names of Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk, Tassaduq Jilani and Ishrat Hussain for caretaker prime minister.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi discussed these names with Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah during their meetings.
An announcement is expected to made today (Tuesday) after a meeting of PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khursheed Shah. NNI