PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday hinted that party would not take ministries in Cabinet of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, yet to be determined following the election of the Prime Minister on April eleventh.
“I don’t think we’re taking any ministries”, he told reporters. outside National Assembly after Raja Perwaiz Ashraf of the PPP was elected Speaker of the National Assembly without resistance.
“We want to give a chance our friends”, Zardari added, referring to governments coalition partners, which includes eight political parties.
former The President’s statement came after the PPP issued a notice on Saturday, applications for party Tickets in in national and provincial assemblies for forthcoming general elections in the country.
Statement by Farhatullah Babar, secretary general of in the party said every app should be accompanied with a bank project of 40,000 rupees for Anna party ticket and 30,000 rupees for provincial assembly ticket.
Applications must reach party secretariat in Islamabad or Bilawal House in Karachi by April 30″. added.
‘More interested in obtaining constitutional offices
The federal cabinet has not yet been formed. announced even a week after Shahbaz accepted power. The prime minister is in no hurry in appointing a federal cabinet because he wants to take all his allies with him, especially those who joined in former opposition after leaving PTI coalition government.
According to sources who contacted Dawn earlier, PPP, second the largest party in The ruling coalition told Shehbaz Sharif they had no desire join his office and wanted to support him out outside. But the Prime Minister insisted party join his.
“We know fragile nature of our union and we want see the real government success we are not want to give the impression that we have come to power just to get a portfolio or enjoy benefits and privileges,” the PPP leader said earlier, adding: “We want business”.
Another senior PPP leader, on on the other hand said Dawn they were more interested in obtaining constitutional offices instead of office briefcases. He said two constitutional offices already became vacant after resignation of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly while they were also plans to remove Senate President Sadiq Sanjrani.
PPP was also interested in the Speaker of the Office, the Chairman of the Senate and even the President, as they expected the resignation of Dr. Arif Alvi.