Fahim says hell accept no post less than Pak PMMarch 14th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 14 (ANI): The crisis in the PPP over the choice of candidate for the post of prime minister seems to have deepened, after partys senior vice-chairman and PM-hopeful Makhdoom Amin Fahim yesterday reasserted his claim for the top post.
He rejected offers to the post of National Assembly Speaker or even the countrys President.
“I am the president of the (PPP) Parliamentarians and this post is more important for me than that of the country’s President. I will not become speaker. I am the PPP-Parliamentarians president,” Fahim said when a reporter asked him whether he had been offered the post of the country’s president or that of National Assembly speaker in return for his withdrawal from the race for premiership.
Asked as to how he would react in case he was not installed as the premier, he said he would express his opinion “when the time came”.
It is learnt that Fahim met PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari last evening and the two leaders failed to resolve their differences on the choice of the party’s candidate for the prime minister’s post.
The body language of the two leaders in their second meeting in two days indicated that “all is not well” between them, reported the Dawn.
Emerging out of the one-to-one meeting with Zardari, he said they would continue to meet. Hinting that there were no differences between him and Zardari and they met like brothers, he said: “We dined together yesterday and we ate together again.” (ANI)