KARACHI: Najam Sethi, caretaker chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said on Tuesday he would quit if the courts continued to interfere with his job.

Sethi has been stopped by the Islamabad High Court from carrying out his full duties and ordered to hold new board elections.

“I can't pick the chief selector nor any of the selectors or take any decisions for Pakistan cricket,” he said.

“No one is listening to us and we have a series against South Africa ahead of us,” he added in reference to next month's matches in the United Arab Emirates.

“We have challenged the court decision and it will be heard on the 23rd of this month. If for some reason the hearing is not held I will then go to the Prime Minister.

“I will give him my resignation because I can't afford to carry on like this,” said Sethi. In July, the court prevented Sethi from exercising his full duties after he was appointed acting chairman by the government.

The court had earlier declared as null and void the election of Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman in May.

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Comments (109)

IKE Khan
September 18, 2013 1:00 pm

Mr. Sethi, Please give us a big favor. Quit.

Zoab Khan
September 18, 2013 1:09 pm

Mr. Sethi,

Please don't let the door hit you on your way out.

You were appointed illegally. What are your credentials to head PCB?
Do you have an MBA, have you ran an business or organization, do you understand cricket....

mustafa
September 18, 2013 1:19 pm

I guess you dont like it when the courts interfere on your turf.....funny how you laud the Courts when they interfere with PPP and ANP

Khalid Chaudhry
September 18, 2013 1:20 pm

Although self respect and integrity must be alien concept to you Mr. Sethi, but as Zoab Khan said "do" let the door hit you on your way out!!!. You are judas my dear Najam Sethi, I hope it was all worth it, now go spend your 30 silver coins and leave PCB alone.

jami
September 18, 2013 1:31 pm

Dont go please

Khalid
September 18, 2013 1:35 pm

Well Mr. Sethi, the fact is that you were appointed and not selected. Again, you travel around the world and please tell where in the world did you see that happening?. It is however, clear that courts have too much time on their hands and while the average citizen of Pakistan is running from pillar to post looking for justice, the courts are busy telling cricketing authorities what to do. I find that amazing that in a country where most people can't and don't get justice, courts spend their time in looking at cricketing problems as if there are no other problems in Pakistan. In my opinion, before looking at corruption in other areas, Mr. Chief Justice should make a statement telling the citizens of Pakistan that " I have eradicated corruption in my department". After that statement, we will be happy for courts to indulge in cricketing or mangoes export or anything else they want to.

Muhammad Tahir
September 18, 2013 1:39 pm

So, you were very vocal about lack of merit in Pakistan...Did you really mean it?

Tausif
September 18, 2013 2:18 pm

The threats sounds like the ones we often hear from the MQM's members or Maulana Diesel...Sethi Sahib, please quit and concentrate on your work as a journalist. But, in-between the lines, Sethi seems to be asking for POWERS and that too directly from the Prime Minister!

Masoud
September 18, 2013 2:25 pm

Sethi Sahib, please concentrate of getting the election done. You should not prolong your affiliation with PCB. Let the elected person do the work.

Irshad Ahmad
September 18, 2013 2:29 pm

Gentlemen You have an axe of your own to grind? How could one perform with hands tied?

K G Surendran
September 18, 2013 2:32 pm

From the comments appearing against this column it appears Mr. Sethi is not very popular as a cricket boss primarily based on his credentials which is in some other field - the voice of reason seems to have deserted him typical of officials in this part of the world.

Aftab
September 18, 2013 2:37 pm

Sethi leave as soon as possible, you will be doing favor to yourself and also to the nation

Rogers Evans
September 18, 2013 2:41 pm

Thanks, if he quits. He does not deserve this challenging position.

Usman
September 18, 2013 2:50 pm

Just do it.

What you are waiting for

Asif Saghir
September 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Mr. Sethi,

Instead of making such big ho ha and threatening the people. Why can't you just follow the instruction of IHC and hold the new board election.

Riztiz
September 18, 2013 3:06 pm

It will be a big favour to PCB. Ask your Chiria also , she will tell you the same.

Ali K
September 18, 2013 3:17 pm

This is a typical behaviour of a trouble maker. Sethi sahib, why don't you announce proper elections. You were SELECTED not ELECTED.

fairy
September 18, 2013 3:17 pm

oh plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz don't chnage your mind if u have decided to quit.

Akhter Husain
September 18, 2013 3:26 pm

Is this going to be the first nail?

Countryman
September 18, 2013 3:33 pm

I'm shocked by the comments left by visitors. I would rather have people judge the man by what has he achieved thus far for PCB and judge him base on them. This naive mentality of a guy running PCB should be an MBA and other crap is ridiculous. How many PCB chairmen had the right merit for the post. Najam Sethi has been at-least honest in terms of not recruiting or selecting "safarishis". For God-sake Pakistanis use your intellect and judge the situation rationally... rather than going with the flow. I wish the Justice system expend energies in solving millions of pending cases...

Sunny Boye
September 18, 2013 3:31 pm

When you came you said that getting ICC lenient on Amir's case will be your priority... So what did you do abt it...I guess the same as your pre-decessors... Our cricket is being ruined...

ivehadit
September 18, 2013 4:01 pm

the man has too big an ego. so now the law should bend for him.

after his comments regarding Amir "we will hire a white lawyer", then ridiculing those criticizing the team after losing to ZIM "they want jobs", fixing India-Pakistan relations etc etc all are signs of a megalomaniacal behavior. He needs to go back to the Friday Times where these shenanigans have an audience. Let cricket be cricket, please, and let cricketers manage cricket. the focus needs to be on good first class cricket in Pakistan, not world conquering right now.

Syed
September 18, 2013 4:04 pm

That will be great service to cricket lovers across Pakistan. We will be glad to see your back. Even if court gives verdict in your favour you should not change your decision.You are such a dumb person who does not even know how many matches were scheduled in Zimbabwe series and you kept saying that Pakistan will win the next match, may be the age is catching on you. I beleive your journalism is also in jeopardy because of you wearing 2 hats. Only people as courageous and versatile like Pervez Musharraf can do that , you are a non existing entity.

Nadeem
September 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Oh Sethi Sahib, yes go run to your master and cry. You shouldn't be anywhere near PCB,

Safdar
September 18, 2013 4:07 pm

quit man. for what u r waiting for...........?

pakiboy
September 18, 2013 4:12 pm

jaldi ja bhi .. aaya kyun tha PCB main !!

ailly
September 18, 2013 4:55 pm

he is not competent enough for PCB may be he is good in making political analysis. so let it be and give good news to cricket lovers..... for God sake resign and don't make this front-line page news.

Sher Ahmed Mubejo
September 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Leave Najam Sahib alone. Let him work freely. He is the only one who can straighten out PCB. We spend millions of rupees on our team, we need results. Najam Sethi is the man for this job.

AbbasToronto
September 18, 2013 4:56 pm

L'etat c'est moi! Louis XIV I am the Law! N Sethi.

AJ
September 18, 2013 5:08 pm

Depending on which perspective one brings to the table, rational and reasoning always seem to be the first causality where passions rule. Granted the IHC had ordered elections to be held within a 90 day period with an addendum that being a former cricketers would be a prerequisite for the post.

All cricket boards are now run as corporates since its a business and has been, the Indian board recognized that much earlier than others. So does it make sense for the court to put in preconditions of being a former cricketer as a requirement? how many cricket boards are run by former cricketers? Yes, they should be taken on board as experts in their field but to run a business one may suggest for good manager who understands its complexities. Example, is (Late) Air Marshal Nur Khan who managed Pakistan's Hockey and squash Federation; remember that was the time when we dominated these sports, was he a professional hockey or squash player?

My point; the courts should also understand the specific mechanics of each organization before passing verdicts that create a contentious milieu the sport can ill afford in the long haul. At least allow the operational decisions to be made if not the long term strategic ones. What it has managed to create is a non functional body at best. Should not sense and sensibility prevail over an emotional knee jerk approach?

cricket lover
September 18, 2013 5:11 pm

We have a journalist (speculator actually) heading the PCB. wart a petty!

cricket lover
September 18, 2013 5:13 pm

@Countryman: isn't ur mentality ridiculous when you don't challenge a journalist head the PCB? what does he know about cricket? think before lambasting countryman!

M Dawood
September 18, 2013 5:45 pm

these courts have become very intrusive in executive affairs..........they should be focusing more on the tonnes of pending cases in the last few decades and start expediting judgments.

he's just a caretaker......let him exercise his authority until a new chair is elected. this board is a mafia of its own kind, ruining the sport to the drain, being biased, no merit or discipline, promoting favoritism, engaging in unethical practices, kickbacks on sponsorship(s) and fixing games. if it was up to me, i would simply dissolve the whole board.

farid
September 18, 2013 6:15 pm

What a waste of energy on an imperial british game. Pakistan should think of providing food to its people.

GM
September 18, 2013 6:27 pm

Please resign as quickly as possible.If you are asking for the moral right to resign because of interference than you should also have the moral courage to say no for a job you are not suitable for.

Syed Qutub Ahmed
September 18, 2013 6:29 pm

Please quit Mr. Najam Sethi, It would be a wonderful day for Pakistan when you quit as Chairman of board. I am really surprised why every one who can speak certain words thinks he or she is specialist. We need proper administrator and a person who knows about cricket. Mr. Sethi for God sake quit today.

Capt C M Khan
September 18, 2013 6:38 pm

There is an old saying in Africa," "You cannot convince a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana".....Mr Sethi the court is CORRECT this time, you are just going to bring in more INCOMPETENT persons like yourself and Mr Zaka.. Please conduct the elections and go. Thanks

Mahmood Qureshi
September 18, 2013 6:46 pm

Kindly do it quickly. You got the job because you helped dengi brothers in the election. These are the same people who fabricated false cases against you. Do what you can do ,cricket is not your game.

A Khan
September 18, 2013 6:43 pm

hahaha, In anycase you you are " caretaker chairman " Sir. Now what CHRIA Says about Gillani,Zardari and PPP govts...Poor lads have to deal with this interference daily.

Nadeem Mirza
September 18, 2013 6:43 pm

Aapas ki baat! Please quit ASAP and let some qualified person take over. Sethi sahib you lost the remaining credibility after trying to defend the Zimbabwe lost and covering Hafeez.

Ali
September 18, 2013 6:55 pm

No need to make ground for tendering resignation. Go ahead and save face turn it in before it is too late.

amingani
September 18, 2013 7:09 pm

strong textLet the courts rule the country

Em Moosa
September 18, 2013 7:19 pm

He has been rewarded for his services provided by him to PML-N. CJP knows well where this guy stands.

Sarah khan
September 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Oh Nooo .. pls dont quit Sethi Sahab ... wait till they fire you!!

Junaid
September 18, 2013 7:18 pm

Anyone in Mr. Sethi's shoes will feel like quitting. Judge has taken the motivation out of his job. Any honest professional will feel unwanted. Mr Sethi doesn't want to be a puppet chief and just draw salary for doing nothing. Problem is that judges themselves have no judgment. What do you expect from " Sifarishi" judge. The Judge is probably playing his own politics. I know the judge will feel like quitting his own job if he is told not to give judgment on the cases he hears all day long.

Atif
September 18, 2013 7:21 pm

@cricket lover: Is the president/chairman of ICC a famous cricketer? How about other cricket boards? People think that job of the chairman is to select, coach and devise the strategy for the team. Whereas actually, he should be a strong administrator backed by a system of delegation, where specialists work in specialist areas. The selection committee should definitely comprise of ex-cricketers who have a keen eye and are good talent scouts. The chairman's job is to handle the administrative aspects. If he has cricketing pedigree, great! but not necessary.

Adil
September 18, 2013 7:38 pm

what is keeping Sethi to hold new board election?

nazk
September 18, 2013 7:46 pm

@farid: What a waste of time by you reading and then commenting on such a useless game. You should be out working, trying to make your life better.

rafay
September 18, 2013 7:46 pm

Just pay Don Arsalan and get it over with. I don't know why he is resisting this. He can then skim millions like the former general PCB heads

Pak_love
September 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Quit then! :)

muzaffar shah
September 18, 2013 7:50 pm

please go at once to the prime minister and handover resignation in the best interest of the game. the nation will thank u for the services rendered.

Imran
September 18, 2013 7:57 pm

One of very few upright and diligent people in Pakistan. Najam Sethi is trying do his job as best as he can. We have seen others so called cricket experts fail before, holding grudges, bringing nepotism and personal vendettas to the cricket board.

Let the man finish his tenure without tying his hands to his back.

HM
September 18, 2013 8:09 pm

NON ISSUE ... STOP WATCHING THE FIXED AND CORRUPT GAME

Anees
September 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Who is he threatening?

Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
September 18, 2013 8:13 pm

Few suggestions to stem the rot in the Pakistani cricket

Considering that now all the Test matches to be played till 31st December, 16 will be ranking Test matches, for selecting best 4 Test teams. These 4 Test teams will only qualify for playing the 1st ever Test Matches Championship to be held in June - July 2017. As such, Pakistani cricket can't afford business as usual (specially keeping in mind that by the year 2017, Misbah ul Haq will definitely be not there, to play the Test championship).

  1. Must find a new captain for the coming ODI and Test matches series against Sri Lanka and South Africa, so that the new captain is well experienced by the time ODI world cup is played in 2015 and Test championship in 2017.

  2. No harm in allowing Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan to continue playing till they are fit to play.

  3. Keeping in view of the age (35 years), current fitness, batting form and dearth of any potential player to be considered as a leader, may consider Younis Khan as a captain for the Test and ODI formats to lead the Pakistani teams till 2015 ODI World Cup and 2017 Test championship.

  4. However, if senior players are to be altogether discarded for the consideration of captaincy then may be Saeed Ajmal can be considered, as captain to lead the team in the ODI and Test matches, as a prospect for the long term investment.

  5. Must infuse more talented fresh blood like, Ahmad Shahzad, Awais Zia, Umer Amin, Harris Sohail and other such like youngsters in ODI and Test matches. No harm if we lose with these players when we are not winning with the current lot of seniors and semi seniors like M Hafeez etc.

  6. Mohsin Hassan Khan must be brought back as a head coach, because Pakistan has yet to win a Test match series, under the tenure of Dav Whatmore.

  7. Entire PCB, repeat entire PCB needs immediate revamping, without which to expect any improvement in the performance of our players, will be a far fetched dream.

Khan
September 18, 2013 8:25 pm

@AbbasToronto: A former KDA Minister back in 1976 said exactly the same in answer to a remark by his Assistant," what law are you talking about, ".

ejaz
September 18, 2013 8:38 pm

new election honey chiyey na fair sathi sb. do it

Adnan
September 18, 2013 8:52 pm

@M Dawood: i would simply dissolve the whole board.

That's what the court is trying to do...lol

athar
September 18, 2013 8:55 pm

Pl quit soon as possible because you are political nominee & not selected on merit. We need somebody who knows cricket & have cricket brain not the people like you who are very diplomatic & provides political analysis based on who is sitting in the govt & who is in authority

shibly
September 18, 2013 9:11 pm

@cricket lover: U R right, he should resign and go home, he got this job as reward for the help he gave PML (N) to get majority in NA

Sarwat
September 18, 2013 9:20 pm

He should quit after this latest debacle.

Jamshed Khan
September 18, 2013 9:27 pm

Goodbye.

Khan
September 18, 2013 9:39 pm

Please quit and continue with your useless TV show.

Ebrahim
September 18, 2013 9:54 pm

Mr Sethi, don't wait - it is better to quit respectfully. The Country is run by the judiciary. Either the politicians/ministers are incompetant and do not know their jobs because every time the courts come out with some reason or other that the actions taken are wrong. It is better that each and every action should have prior approval of the Supreme Court or High Court.

chand
September 18, 2013 10:27 pm

Khaloo jaan please don't quit, we need you ---I think

Salman
September 18, 2013 11:23 pm

ok quit no need to threaten...

gangadin
September 19, 2013 12:11 am

Be a man and do it.

saadia
September 19, 2013 12:14 am

plz quit now, what are you waiting for ???... what do you know about cricket ??? have you ever held a bat or ball in your hand ??? never... it was just a reward by PML (N) to you for favouring them in elections. nothing else.. byee mr Najmi

kashif
September 19, 2013 12:30 am

sethi is the shame on the name of journalism, now on cricket

Sanjeev
September 19, 2013 12:53 am

I am surprised to see comments saying he is not competent etc.. In India & Pakistan even a child has his opinion on game of cricket & it's players and Mr. Najam Sethi is matured person. He has seen so many ups & down of Pakistan cricket and must be having knowledge of problems... A man with good intentions who has knowledge of issues and connections to get more unofficial news, should be good enough to take care... He is opting to act instead of being on post silently for good of game, I believe that's good start. Court must be stopping him for technical reasons and as law don't judge on intentions.

Good luck guys....

farooq Mughal
September 19, 2013 1:40 am

Please do Mr. Sethi. Don;t know what credential you possess to head the PCB. Your explanation to team loss in Zimbabwe showed you know nothing about cricket. Pakistan did not lose due to being in rebuilding. Your threat to step down could be a good thing, please do and leave this job to the experts.

farooq Mughal
September 19, 2013 1:42 am

@farid: Yes, Mr. Farid, we should not b playing cricket, what games you suggest for the youngsters, shooting innocent people, snatching purses, selling drugs, what else ?

khawar
September 19, 2013 3:12 am

Sethi Saab, you should have not asked for this PCB chairmanship. Just let them do the fair election and you go back to you TV show. You does not deserve this post, as this was the gift of Nawaz to you for your support to them in General Election.

Conspirashidurrehman
September 19, 2013 5:00 am

Mr. Sethi, We are against you, when you're not allowed to work your way. We'll be against you, when we'll loose next match. Please bear with us and our double standards. Satire apart, Pls also go to Bangladesh and Afghanistan to convince them to play in Pakistan.

zia khan
September 19, 2013 5:08 am

He should have never accepted this position in the first place. Why the government was not in a position to let the board have an elected chairman in a reasonable period of time? The attitude of the government is the same regarding appointment of NAB chairman. The courts have to step in when governments are unable to deliver justice. There must be well deserving individuals looking forward to become chairman of the Cricket Board

Aziz Rahat
September 19, 2013 5:39 am

Ask this man to resign today

Ali Khan
September 19, 2013 6:56 am

@Sher Ahmed Mubejo: Very bazzire comments. How he can run PCB? He even does not know the ABC of cricket. His chairmanship is a clear example of nepotism. Above all he is not sincere neither competent enough to run the affairs of PCB.

Ali Khan
September 19, 2013 6:59 am

@Zoab Khan: Good comments.

Sarwat
September 19, 2013 7:30 am

You should quit after this latest debacle.

Abdul Ahad
September 19, 2013 7:39 am

Who is the Court....do they want the commission either....and what these judges do at all......Lying vacant, sitting idle, killing flies and after a small work gave the date of so many days ahead....Can any one ask them Could Pakistan afford such a reckless time wastage.

I think we send these judges, laiers and police to home for just few months...You will certainly notice very less crime rate in that time period

rehman
September 19, 2013 8:56 am

actions speaks lauder than words.i.e easier said than done

rehman
September 19, 2013 9:03 am

@mustafa: very well said

Anees Ahmed
September 19, 2013 9:27 am

Talk about parallel Govt. the courts are running their own Govt?. If the courts are, as the seem to claim, implementing then laws of the land, then let them do some good- like freeing the thousands rotting in jails without being charged. Let a few good people who are still in the country get on with their job. As for implementing the laws of the land, remember the flurry of suo motos during the PPP Govt and the flurry - not even a fleck during the PMLN Govt.

Mohsin Khan
September 19, 2013 9:38 am

PCB chairman should not be that person who knows the ABC of cricket but, it should be the good manager. Cricket is not based only to go in the ground and play but, behind it there are lots of other responsibilities which can be done only by the good administrator and I think Najam Sethi is a good administrator as he managed the election during his Caretaker of Cm-ship in Punjab. let him give a chance. Everything will be revealed after some days that either he has done well or he was just beating about the bushes....

Ravi Ingale from Pune
September 19, 2013 9:52 am

one of the intelligent person of Pakistan. But Pakistan always ignore Intelligent people.

mehboob malik
September 19, 2013 10:05 am

Why Mr. Sethi is in the cricket board?

amir jafri
September 19, 2013 10:34 am

I say good riddance. After the Zimbabwe debacle, Sethi should have tendered his resignation anyway. But the perks are too tempting.

Erfan
September 19, 2013 10:42 am

We wish u go. please go. please.

Ali Vaqar Awan
September 19, 2013 11:01 am

By the picture it appears Najam Sethi is doing bhangra even situation is intense :P He should understand that PCB does not function on emotions and drama. Its basically on making tactical and strategic decisions. His job is to hold elections not hang on to power. He should obey IHC orders. Mr. Sethi approach is ill-legal and unconstitutional. He should understand that government interference in sports is against ICC laws and international sporting sprit. ICC should ban PCB for government involvement and interference. Bad is bad, no matter whatever the reason is. Najam Sethi is making situation worse and complicated. This has affected the functioning selection committee. If it continues like this then like hockey and squash, our cricket is gone for good. Nothing will be left to cherish.

Shyam Kokku
September 19, 2013 11:36 am

Najam Sethi is one of the few "straight talkers" left in Pakistan today. It's a pity losing their leadership by not giving them a free hand!

Anon
September 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Finally, a solution everyone would be happy with!

What is he doing as PCB chief in the first place...

junaid awan
September 19, 2013 12:30 pm

Mr Sethi could you please tell the nation that what made you eligible for this job? and does it all coincide with the ethical lectures that you come up with in your SCHOLARLY shows? You know nothing bout cricket so please QUIT...

Ameen
September 19, 2013 12:48 pm

Sethi Sahib every one knows you as a Journalist and you are doing great with your Chirya (bird). It is better you continue with that otherwise the Chirya will also fly away. Please quit and carry on with your normal business.

fazalpai
September 19, 2013 1:22 pm

soft style black mailing from sethi sahib.Shamefully, these attitudes found all over pakistan.

nasim khan
September 19, 2013 1:37 pm

Hello Mr. Sethi i though u were a Journalist but how come you become a politician who threats only but dont take any action, do not waste any time do it now, after all you are not selected to the post in a proper manner, but it is obvious that nothing happens in pakistan in a proper manner, otherwise there wouldn't have been so much killing each other and interfering in neighbors affair

shafiq khan
September 19, 2013 6:24 pm

The best news I heard for many a day. Yes sir you just do that and see if the sky falls down. You are saying that the law of the land should not apply to you! Wow, You are in the wrong place this time. Why not follow the correct procedures and the courts will not have anything to do with you.

If some aggrieved individual seeks the court's assistance in get the functionaries to do their duty, what is your problem?

Em Moosa
September 19, 2013 7:01 pm

We are already fed up watching your useless show. Now it would be a great pain to accept you as PCB chairman which is a rewarded position for your services in the mother of all rigged elections. Please do not threat just leave.

Shah
September 19, 2013 7:26 pm

don't threat, please do us all a favour and quit... you are not eligible to hold this job anyway. if this was done on merit, you had no chance in hell even to qualify for an interview.

Sohaib Alvi
September 19, 2013 7:27 pm

He has totally exposed himself as a bigot. First he agrees to being an ILLEGAL appointment of the PM. That is unethical and selfish. The PM has no power to appoint a caretaker chairman of PCB. Then he wants full powers when it is the PCB Constitution that does not allow him to have them. The courts are just pointing it out.

Then he threatens to go to PM, implying that a PM has the power to overrule the court. He doesn't realize that had Zaka Ashraf and Zardari not tried to act smart, and try and make a mockery of the democratic system, there wouldn't be the need for a caretaker chairman.

And he claims to be the champion of democracy and lectures governments to go by the constitution.

What a sad, sad expose of someone who claims to be educated, well versed and analytic. He is doing exactly what army generals have done when they take over. To challenge the constitution and pressure the judges to come up with a PCO to give him three years. He seems to be the exact replica of General Musharraf on November 2, 2007.

Youth
September 19, 2013 8:41 pm

I am with Mr. Sethi, he should simply quit, don't wait for anything just quit

Ebrahim
September 19, 2013 10:25 pm

@chand: Khaloo jan, Mamoo jan, Chacha jan, all jans are destroying sports in Pakistan.

Ali
September 19, 2013 10:54 pm

Sethi, feel some shame. Nawaz sharif gifted this post to you after you begged him for a reward in return of your help in rigging Punjab elections. You should have resigned long time ago and let PCB Chief be selected through fair and transparent process like in civilised countries without govt interference. But alas, in Pakistan until Nawaz Sharif and Iftikhar Chaudhry are there is is impossible. You keep enjoying all the perks, benefits, huge salary, world tours and all other luxuries, this country was made for people like you

Assad
September 20, 2013 12:54 am

@Anon: Why cant he be at the PCB? What s the problem with him being at PCB? At least he will be honest about what goes on there. That is the least that we, the citizens of this hapless nation, deserve.

Tariq Mehsud
September 20, 2013 3:10 am

look at his actions he is another crook.

Shah
September 20, 2013 4:06 am

Please do ... we promise we won't miss you ..

Nasir
September 20, 2013 6:44 am

I want to know when Najam Sethi is holding "Free and Fair" elections in PCB? Didn't court ask you to hold and I believe you said you'll do it in 3 months time AKA "90" days.... This "90" days have taken Pakistan to its toll. So, please quit and let election take place and re-elect Zaka Ashraf or anyone sensible (if there is any).

Why PML-Nawaz has to do with leg pulling when PPP and others are trying to "fix" terms for ruling doesn't this goes against the charter of democracy?

Iftikhar Chaudhary needs to focus on his business and so does IHC. Why are the meddling in a corporate business?

syed Imran
September 20, 2013 9:50 am

Courts are doing everything else but their basic job i.e Providing cheap and efficient justice system to the people of Pakistan Najam Sethi is well with in his right to raise ante

Aftab Kenneth Wilson
September 20, 2013 5:49 pm

Nothing to rant about but frankly speaking Mr. Najam Sethi is right. There is too much interference of courts in executive matters.

fazalpai
September 20, 2013 6:00 pm

Actually, he knows his removal ahead, so trying to become smart and wants to blame others in advance.

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