PPPP chief Fahim may move SC over Zardaris interference in party affairsMarch 17th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): PPP Parliamentarians (PPPP) president and PM-hopeful Makhdoom Amin Fahim might move the Supreme Court to stop PPP Co-chairman Asif Zardari from “interfering in party affairs”, his party sources have said.
The pro-Fahim sources reportedly said that he would not compromise and would approach either the Supreme Court or the Election Commission of Pakistan against Zardari, who was neither an MNA nor an office-bearer of the PPPP.
According to them, the PPP of which Asif Zardari is the co-chairman is not registered with the Election Commission, and that it was the PPPP, headed by Makhdoom Amin Fahim, that contested the elections and won the most number of seats.
Meanwhile, sources in the Zardari camp said that Makhdoom was no more in the race for prime minister. They said Yousaf Raza Gilani was the frontrunner for the office of prime minister and Dr Fehmida Mirza for the Speaker of the National Assembly.
“I dont think Fahim is in the race for prime minister. I guess Yousaf Raza Gilani and Fehmida Mirza are frontrunners for prime minister and speaker,” the Daily Times quoted a senior office-bearer and close aide of Zardari, as saying.
The party had authorised the co-chairman to nominate the candidates for these offices, he said. “He will announce the names of speaker and deputy speaker today (Monday) but I am not sure when he will announce the premiership candidate.” (ANI)
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