Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PPP Leaders want Zardari to become PM: Mukhtar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Chaudhery Ahmed Mukhtar has said majority of PPP leaders has agreed to name party’s Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Talking to Geo news, Mukhtar said majority of PPP leaders considered Zardari most suitable person for Premiership of the country.

“Leaders have agreed to see him as PM, however, Asif Ali Zardari has the authority to make final decision in this regard, Ahmed Mukhtar added.

Responding to a question about exclusion of Amin Fahim from decision-making process, Mukhtar said Party has not yet made any big decision and the party was united.

President convenes National Assembly session on March 17

ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday convened the session of National Assembly on March 17.

“The summary reached the President House yesterday evening. In the morning I thought that at the earliest we should call the session...on March 17,” President Musharraf said while addressing at the first convocation of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) here.

The President said he had signed the summary sent to him by caretaker Prime Minister Muhammadmian Soomro yesterday to summon the session of National Assembly.