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“No one is listening to us and we have a series against South Africa ahead of us.” -Photo by AFP
“No one is listening to us and we have a series against South Africa ahead of us.” -Photo by AFP

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.

Comments (109) Closed

IKE Khan Sep 18, 2013 01:00pm

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

Zoab Khan Sep 18, 2013 01:09pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 01:19pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 01:20pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 01:31pm

Dont go please

Khalid Sep 18, 2013 01:35pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 01:39pm

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

Tausif Sep 18, 2013 02:18pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 02:25pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 02:29pm

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

K G Surendran Sep 18, 2013 02:32pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 02:37pm

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

Rogers Evans Sep 18, 2013 02:41pm

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

Usman Sep 18, 2013 02:50pm

Just do it.

What you are waiting for

Asif Saghir Sep 18, 2013 02:52pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 03:06pm

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

Ali K Sep 18, 2013 03:17pm

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

fairy Sep 18, 2013 03:17pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 03:26pm

Is this going to be the first nail?

Countryman Sep 18, 2013 03:33pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 03:31pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 04:01pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 04:04pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 04:09pm

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

Safdar Sep 18, 2013 04:07pm

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

pakiboy Sep 18, 2013 04:12pm

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

ailly Sep 18, 2013 04:55pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 04:56pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 04:56pm

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

AJ Sep 18, 2013 05:08pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 05:11pm

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

cricket lover Sep 18, 2013 05:13pm

@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 Sep 18, 2013 05:45pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:15pm

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

GM Sep 18, 2013 06:27pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:29pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:38pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:46pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:43pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:43pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 06:55pm

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

amingani Sep 18, 2013 07:09pm

strong textLet the courts rule the country

Em Moosa Sep 18, 2013 07:19pm

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

Sarah khan Sep 18, 2013 07:19pm

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

Junaid Sep 18, 2013 07:18pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 07:21pm

@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 Sep 18, 2013 07:38pm

what is keeping Sethi to hold new board election?

nazk Sep 18, 2013 07:46pm

@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 Sep 18, 2013 07:46pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 07:52pm

Quit then! :)

muzaffar shah Sep 18, 2013 07:50pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 07:57pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 08:09pm


Anees Sep 18, 2013 08:05pm

Who is he threatening?

Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad Sep 18, 2013 08:13pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 08:25pm

@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 Sep 18, 2013 08:38pm

new election honey chiyey na fair sathi sb. do it

Adnan Sep 18, 2013 08:52pm

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

That's what the court is trying to

athar Sep 18, 2013 08:55pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 09:11pm

@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 Sep 18, 2013 09:20pm

He should quit after this latest debacle.

Jamshed Khan Sep 18, 2013 09:27pm


Khan Sep 18, 2013 09:39pm

Please quit and continue with your useless TV show.

Ebrahim Sep 18, 2013 09:54pm

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 Sep 18, 2013 10:27pm

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

Salman Sep 18, 2013 11:23pm

ok quit no need to threaten...

gangadin Sep 19, 2013 12:11am

Be a man and do it.

saadia Sep 19, 2013 12:14am

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 Sep 19, 2013 12:30am

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

Sanjeev Sep 19, 2013 12:53am

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 Sep 19, 2013 01:40am

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 Sep 19, 2013 01:42am

@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 Sep 19, 2013 03:12am

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 Sep 19, 2013 05:00am

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 Sep 19, 2013 05:08am

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 Sep 19, 2013 05:39am

Ask this man to resign today

Ali Khan Sep 19, 2013 06:56am

@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 Sep 19, 2013 06:59am

@Zoab Khan: Good comments.

Sarwat Sep 19, 2013 07:30am

You should quit after this latest debacle.

Abdul Ahad Sep 19, 2013 07:39am

Who is the 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 Sep 19, 2013 08:56am

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

rehman Sep 19, 2013 09:03am

@mustafa: very well said

Anees Ahmed Sep 19, 2013 09:27am

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 Sep 19, 2013 09:38am

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 Sep 19, 2013 09:52am

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

mehboob malik Sep 19, 2013 10:05am

Why Mr. Sethi is in the cricket board?

amir jafri Sep 19, 2013 10:34am

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

Erfan Sep 19, 2013 10:42am

We wish u go. please go. please.

Ali Vaqar Awan Sep 19, 2013 11:01am

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 Sep 19, 2013 11:36am

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 Sep 19, 2013 12:07pm

Finally, a solution everyone would be happy with!

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

junaid awan Sep 19, 2013 12:30pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 12:48pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 01:22pm

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

nasim khan Sep 19, 2013 01:37pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 06:24pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 07:01pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 07:26pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 07:27pm

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 Sep 19, 2013 08:41pm

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

Ebrahim Sep 19, 2013 10:25pm

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

Ali Sep 19, 2013 10:54pm

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 Sep 20, 2013 12:54am

@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 Sep 20, 2013 03:10am

look at his actions he is another crook.

Shah Sep 20, 2013 04:06am

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

Nasir Sep 20, 2013 06:44am

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 Sep 20, 2013 09:50am

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 Sep 20, 2013 05:49pm

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

fazalpai Sep 20, 2013 06:00pm

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