Caretaker PM nominees: PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry dismisses Khurshid Shah’s criticism
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday hit back at Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah for criticising the party for releasing the names for caretaker prime minister without consultations.
Earlier today, Shah slammed the PTI’s decision to announce nominees for caretaker prime minister without consultations. Claiming that he found out about the nominees through media, Shah said there was no longer any point in meeting PTI for deliberations on the matter.
The Pakistan Peoples Party leader also said he contacted the party but received no response.
Rejecting the criticism, Fawad Chaudhry said that the PTI had not officially announced the nominees for an interim prime minister
Chaudhry said Shah should have contacted PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi to clear any confusion before commenting on the matter.
The post of an opposition leader is an important one, and such carelessness should not happen, the PTI spokesperson added.
In an interview with BBC Urdu on Monday, PTI’s Naeemul Haq said his party had finalised the names of former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and economist Ishrat Hussain for caretaker prime minister of the country.
For the caretaker chief minister for Punjab, Haq said the PTI had suggested names of industrialist Abdul Razak Dawood and former State Bank of Pakistan governor Shahid Kardar.
The current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to hold the general elections, which are expected in the last week of July.