ISLAMABAD  – PPP Secretary Information Qamar Zaman Kaira has said if the Election Commission chooses Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid as caretaker prime minister, then PPP will go for other options.

Talking to media persons outside the Parliament on Wednesday, he said if PML-N wants to make Justice (r) Nasir Aslam Zahid prime minister, then it should give him party ticket to contest elections but PPP would not accept him on the slot of caretaker PM in any case.

He said President Asif Ali Zardari would not resign to run the election campaign of PPP. The party's campaign would be managed by Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

The former minister said Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is an undemocratic person who wants to fasten the institutions. His inflexibility on the issue of caretaker prime minister has put even ECP to a test.

He said PPP has never done unjustice to any other party. There were some differences with PML-Q but both the parties would resolve their matters amicably. Seat adjustments would be carried out with PML-Q in upcoming polls, he added.

He told the journalists that the PPP gave the names of clean persons with good reputation for interim prime minister. He was of the view if many people from a family be in politics, it could not be called politics of inheritance.

He said PPP gave representation to its coalition partners ANP and PML-Q in the parliamentary committee for nomination of caretaker PM, but on the other hand PML-N did not include the other parties in the opposition. He said the PPP, ANP and MQM were facing threats during the election campaign. These parties cannot hold public rallies, where Imran Khan and other people can do this.

"Our party is Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians, under which umbrella we contested the elections in 2002 and 2008," he added.