- Kaira says that only politicians can run for political office.
- “PM’s Office Highest Political Role with Multiple Responsibilities”.
- The PPP leader says it would be “disrespectful” to appoint a non-political person.
Senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Monday that a politician should be appointed as caretaker prime minister, adding that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has begun consultations with allies on the selection of an interim arrangement. Is done.
speaking on Geo News’ Speaking on the program ‘Jio Pakistan’, Kaira said the prime minister would consult the opposition leader after consultations with coalition partners.
Kaira’s statement came after PM Shehbaz’s announcement that the government would hand over the reins to the interim rulers before the end of the term of the assembly next month.
An early dissolution of the National Assembly – which is completing its term at midnight on August 12 – will give the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) 90 days to fix the date for the election.
If the assembly completes its term, the ECP is bound to hold elections within 60 days.
The senior PPP leader said political offices can only be run by politicians as it is their job.
He said that the highest political post in the country is that of the Prime Minister. “If any judge, general, bureaucrat, technocrat, journalist or employee of any corporate sector is appointed in it, it will be a dishonor of the post and he cannot work.”
“If there is a vacancy of a judge in the High Court or the Supreme Court, can I be appointed? How will I be able to do justice there? He asked.
Kaira said that the PM’s office has many responsibilities.
“Political people should be appointed as Prime Minister, Minister or Chief Minister. This post should not go to others.
Kaira said that the electoral reform can be completed in a few days and the Election Commission has started the process on the basis of the old census.
The PPP leader said the commission needed four months for the new delimitation.
He advised political parties to enact a law on electoral reforms soon after completing consultations.