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PPP selects Raja Pervaiz as PM candidate

- June 21, 2012 - Updated 176 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided that Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be the party’s leading candidate for prime minister.


This decision was made after the PPP dropped the name of Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its leading candidate.


According to Geo News senior anchor Kamran Khan, the name of Makhdoom Shahabuddin was dropped due to his alleged involvement in the Ephedrine scandal case. Earlier an anti-narcotics court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Makhdoom Shahabuddin and Ali Musa Gilani.


It is expected that Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be introduced as the PPP’s candidate for prime minister to coalition partners later today (Thursday) and a power sharing formula will be discussed.


Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had earlier been chosen by the PPP to be the covering candidate for Makhdoom Shahabuddin.


Three MNAs from the PPP (Makhdoom Shahbuddin, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Qamar Zaman Kaira) have filed nomination papers.


Nomination papers have also been filed by Mehtab Abbasi from the PML-N and Maulana Fazlur Rehman from the JUI-F.


The new prime minister of Pakistan will be elected during the National Assembly session on Friday.


The position fell vacant when Yusuf Raza Gilani was disqualified as prime minister, following the Supreme Court’s verdict in the NA Speaker’s ruling case.

Reader Comments
Raja Pervaiz has a failier track record for his existing ministory, he could not able to finish power crices in pakistan how could he drive out pakistan from too many problems.

Hasnain Qadri
Pakistan is a cursed nation. And a dead nation also where people are illiterate and their souls are dead

Saqib AHmed
They say there are also pending cases against this guy Raja Ashraf for kickbacks etc. in Pakistani courts.

Razi A. Shah
Zardari needs a person as PM who has SC proceedings against him. Raja Ashraf is extremely corrupt and incompetent in the same class as disgraced Gilani. Gilani proved very useful for Zardari by ridiculing and refusing court’s rulings. Now Raja Asharaf is waiting for the same disgraceful fate. It looks like all these filthy thugs are cursed to confront the law and then fall to utmost disgrace. Babar Awan was used by Zardari for the same purpose.

Selection of this jahil shows how PPP is full of ignorant bigots. The likes of Gilani and Raja Ashraf exposes the choices of criminal minded Zardari too. A weakest possible candidate for the slot of PM can willingly shield Zardari against the criminal cases registered in Pakistan and abroad against Zardari. He needs a persopn who could be thrown in the ring for disgrace and humiliation in the name of loyalty to party.

Oh ho Haq Allah kuch smjh ne aa re jee, poor personality . . .

Iqbal Bala
What a shame one corrupt goes and another slave and corrupt Raja Rental comes in.But Zardari needs someone 'kaana' to save his swiss cases.

Now not just the load-shedding of electricity but this guy and his master zardari will march this country's every dept to the dark-ages.. pity on pakistani public..

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