PPP calls for elections within 60 days,
Karachi_PPP leader said that a member of a political party cannot become caretaker prime minister, he said he has no information about who came forward with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s name as a caretaker prime minister. Khurshid Shah reveal that it has been decided that assemblies will be dissolved on August 9. The caretaker prime minister will be able to continue working on the elected government’s projects, but he cannot work on or launch new projects, he added.
Furthermore, he said that the final decision will be made by the PDM as stated by the JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. It is pertinent to mention here that report started making rounds that Ishaq Dar is likely to become caretaker prime minister (PM) as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) becomes active to convince coalition parties in this regard. Ishaq Dar is the current finance minister and is considered to be a close ally of the former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.
However, the ruling coalition parties, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) had rejected to receive any suggestions from PML-N regarding Ishaq Dar for caretaker prime minister’s (PM) slot. Maulana Fazlur Rehman-led JUI-F and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led PPP rejected such reports regarding their agreement on appointing Ishaq Dar as the caretaker PM.
On the other hand, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar that he will accept any decision the leadership takes about the caretaker Prime Minister Dar said that the discussion regarding the caretaker prime minister is premature at this time. The coalition government and PDM will decide on the caretaker premier, he added. The finance minister said that without increasing the powers of the caretaker prime minister the country cannot run but the caretaker government needs 90 days instead of 60 days.
PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi said on Saturday his party’s position was that elections should be held within 60 days.
Addressing a public gathering, Kundi asserted: “Nine million people are being helped through the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). Under the BISP, poor families are provided Rs 9,000 each”.
He recounted the role played by the PPP leadership, saying, “The party is having a rich history of sacrifices for the sake of the country”.
“The PPP leadership and workers had always opposed politics based on lies”, maintained Kundi.