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Opposition leader in the National Assembly and PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addresses a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday. – Photo by INP

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan spoke to the media on Wednesday said that his party would take a decision on the nomination of a caretaker prime minister after consultations are held with all parties in the opposition.

He said that once consultations with all political parties have taken place, two names would be nominated for the post, adding that they will hold talks after Eid-ul-Fitr.

Talking about contacts with the government, they said it is useless to talk to the government as the Election Commission of Pakistan holds the key role for the caretaker set up in line with the 20th Amendment.

Chaudhry Nisar said that they have reservations on considering an army operation in North Waziristan.

He said that an operation will bring in a new wave of terrorism, and that the country cannot afford to take such a step.


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Cyrus Howell Aug 15, 2012 05:46pm
With a "caretaker government" when will the electricity start to flow?
Jaihoon Aug 15, 2012 06:31pm
If nothing is done against terrorists in Pakistan out of fear, then terrorist will waste no time to try to take over nuclear Pakistan.
LearnedK Aug 15, 2012 06:57pm
The US has failed in Afghanistan and it wants the Pakistan Army to take on the Pathan tribes. Such an action will certainly dismantle Pakistan. The Army knows this and has an institutional memory going back 200 years. There are 55 million Pashtuns in Afghanistan, Pakistan's tribal area and in Pakistan's KP province combined. There are 5 Pathan Confederacies with 62 major tribes and 420 subsections---a military configuration. Less than 10,000 Taliban(mostly Pashtuns) are running circles around the NATO Army in Afghanistan. 90% Afghanistan is not under their control and Karzai is the Mayor only of his presidential palace. So long as there are foreign troops in Afghanistan these people will fight whether the Pakistani Army takes action in Waziristan or not.
muhammad aslam Aug 15, 2012 08:55pm
Everybody knows how United Nations works now a days. What is supreme in Pakistan shall be understand if an operation in North Waziristan is decided, a) By the Pakistan Parliament, b)By the Pakistan Army, c) By the Pakistan Govt., d)By the U.S.A. government.
Hameed Aug 16, 2012 01:11am
Are you Pakistani