Serious difference emerge between Zardari and Fazalur Rehman over slot of President of Pakistan
An inside tussle has been reported between Asif Zardari and Fazalur Rehman over the slot of the president of Pakistan. Reportedly Fazalur Rehman is lobbying with the PM Shahbaz Sharif for the incumbent slot however PM Shahbaz Sharif is reluctant and the post is likely to fall with PPP President Asif Zardari.
After the impeachment of the President, former President Asif Ali Zardari or Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman will be the presidential candidates.
Fazalur Rehman has complained that he was tipped to the presidential candidate during the opposition entire campaign against Imran Khan.
According to sources, the cabinet will have 12 ministers from PML-N and 7 from PPP, four from JUI-F, two from MQM and two from BNP Mengal, ANP, Jamhoori Watan Party and Balochistan Awami Party are likely to get one ministry each.
In the first phase, the allies will be accommodated in the cabinet as much as possible. In the second phase, other ministries will be given to PPP and PML-N members.
Sources said that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has decided not to take any post in the new government.
PPP is also likely to get the portfolio of Foreign Ministry. MQM will possibly get two ministries with Sindh governorship.
Mohsin Dawar, Aslam Bhutani and Tariq Bashir Cheema are also expected to be included in the federal cabinet.
PML-N is likely to include Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Saad Rafique, Khurram Dastgir, Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Aurangzeb, Shaista Pervaiz, Rana Sanaullah and Murtaza Javed Abbasi in the cabinet.
The name of Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar is being considered for the post of Leader of the House in the Senate while Sherry Rehman or Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar from PPP Senate is likely to get the ministry.
Sources said that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari could be the foreign minister while Shazia Marri’s name is also under consideration.