No room for act­ing PM: Ayaz

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly Sar­dar Ayaz Sadiq Thurs­day said that there is no room for ap­point­ment of act­ing prime min­is­ter in the coun­try as the con­sti­tu­tion has no such pro­vi­sion. He said while talk­ing to par­lia­men­tary re­porters of Is­lam­abad and Pun­jab As­sem­bly no sug­ges­tion is be­ing con­tem­plated to ap­point al­ter­nate per­son as prime min­is­ter of the coun­try.

No leader of PML-N in­clud­ing In­te­rior Min­is­ter Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ishaq Dar or Speaker Ayaz Sadiq have any de­sire to be­come prime min­is­ter of the coun­try as the in­cum­bent Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif was our con­sen­sus leader. There is no such con­sid­er­a­tion in the rul­ing party PML-N about ap­point­ing the al­ter­nate of the prime min­is­ter.

He said con­sti­tu­tion of the coun­try has no pro­vi­sion about the ap­point­ment of deputy premier. For­mer Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab Chaudhry Per­vaiz Elahi had been ap­pointed as deputy prime min­is­ter through an ex­ec­u­tive or­der. Re­gard­ing drone at­tacks, he said no coun­try would be al­lowed to carry out drone at­tacks on its ter­ri­tory. Think about the re­ac­tion of the US if Pak­istan re­sorted to drone at­tack on their ter­ri­tory. The is­sue should be raised at diplo­matic level be­sides rais­ing the is­sue in the par­lia­ment.

Drone at­tacks have no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, he said adding that Mul­lah Man­sour should had been hit when he was 400 km inside Ira­nian ter­ri­tory. Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion re­gard­ing chief of Awami Mus­lim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, he said Sheikh would re­main an­gry, adding that the fall of fourth wicket of PML-N was not im­mi­nent.

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