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Zardari’s Bluffing – Amin Fahim, the Prime Minister in Waiting

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Prior to the elections of 18thFebruary, Amin Fahim looked all set to become the next prime minister of Pakistan. And he most probably still is, since nothing has changed except the minor political necessities that arose due to PPP’s weaker than expected performance in Punjab.

In all probability, the entire search-for- prime minister show is being staged only to address those minor necessities.

The name of Shah Mehmood Qureshi keeps the PPP’s Punjab chapter happy, after the party graciously conceded the chief ministership of the province to PML (N).

On the other hand, the name of Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar is a ploy to annoy the Q League leaders of Gujrat.

Above all, the whole exercise projects the party as a true democratic entity where decisions are made on the basis of thorough consultations with each and every member.

In the end, it is most likely that Amin Fahim will emerge as the PM and Asif Zardari will take permanent residence in Lahore to keep the party alive and active in the biggest province.

UPDATE 1: Well, let me just accept it. I was wrong.


Written by baryaal

March 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm

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  1. Just visited your blog. Must say, you write well. I wrote something related to it on my blog when benazir’s tragic death shook pakistan..


    March 9, 2008 at 4:24 am

  2. Welcome to my Blog lallopallo !
    And thanks for the respect you have for Pakistanis.
    I am just starting out and have to do a lot of reading to write better. Visited your blog a few times and will be a regular reader to learn what I can, and contribute.


    March 9, 2008 at 4:52 am

  3. Zardari will never allow anyone else to gain power. Amin Fahim is a weak person. I dont think that he will be able to get anything for himself while remaining in PPP. He could have become the PM in the previous set-up as I think that he was the first choice of President Pervez Musharraf.

    Benazir did not allow her to become prime minister as that would have shifted power base from Larkana to Hala. Amin Fahim’s son also could not become CM of Sindh because of PPP itself. MQM had also supported his candidature. But Benazir herself saw to it that it was not done.

    Nasir Jamal

    March 9, 2008 at 7:41 pm

  4. Welcome in Nasir Jamal!
    I agree, Amin Fahim is a weak person.
    And wouldn’t Zardari prefer a weak person for the PM, as long as he himself is not the candidate?

    Is it my lazy connection, or your blog loads slower than normal?


    March 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

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