ISLAMABAD - Albeit Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, has claimed to respond to the PM’s letter in two to three days about the nominations for caretaker PM, yet the consultations process with opposition parties is still incomplete to shortlist these nominations.
Unlike MQM’s matter, PML-N has asked to establish indirect contact with PTI Chief Imran Khan via Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hassan very soon.
The JI in this connection has pledged to play its positive role but still no communication was made. “JI chief Munawar Hassan is in Turkey for a two-day visit and he on his return would consult with the PTI chief on this matter,” said JI central leader Liaqat Baloch while talking to TheNation.
He added that still there was time to deliberate on this matter.  PTI has confirmed that JI has not yet contacted it to consult name for caretaker PM. “As per my knowledge, no contact was made by JI as yet,” said PTI leader Shafqat Mehmood while talking to TheNation.
It is relevant to note here that Ch. Nisar Ali Khan after consultations with the party leadership would respond to the Prime Minister’s letter and would propose two names for the caretaker prime minister.
Ch. Nisar had said that he had contacted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao of the PPP-Sherpao, Salim Saifullah of the PML (Likeminded), the National Party’s Hasil Khan Bizenjo, and some others for consultations over the caretaker government.
Meanwhile, PML-N sources shared that the main opposition parties have almost finalized to nominate Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam while the second nomination would be finalized in coming two days. Sensing the response of other major opposition parties, they said, PML-N will try to convince on the name of Shakir Ullah Jan. As , PML-N had earlier dropped the names of Asma Jahangir, Mahmood Khan Achakzai due to opposition on it.
It would not be out of place to mention here that MQM over the stance of PML-N not to consult them has decided to convene a party meeting on this matter very soon.
“MQM’s Rabita Committee will deliberate this matter very soon, as all the opposition parties should be contacted in this constitutional process,” said MQM senior legislator Waseem Akhtar while talking to TheNation. They were ready to deliberate on this matter but major opposition party (PML-N) is not ready to contact them, he maintained.