Why did rightwing Nawaz Sharif accept liberal Najam Sethi as caretaker CM of Punjab? – by Nusrat Javeed

Why did rightwing Nawaz Sharif accept liberal Najam Sethi as caretaker CM of Punjab? – by Nusrat Javeed

Senior columnist Nusrat Javeed reveals (Daily Express, 29 March 2013) plausible dimensions of a secret understanding between Islamist politician Nawaz Sharif and (fake) liberal columnist and anchor Najam Sethi.

Nusrat Javeed explains that Nawaz Sharif’s increasing trust on Najam Sethi (and his club of certain pro-establishment liberals eg Mosharraf Zaidi, Raza Rumi etc) shows that Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N are quite comfortable with this category of (fake) liberals.

Nusrat Javed also suggests that Sethi will once again repeat his performance of rigging the elections as caretaker minister for accountability in the Farooq Leghari cabinet, thus providing another landslide 2/3rd majority victory to PML-N. In return, Sethi may be made a Senator or ambassador to the U.S by PML-N.



7 responses to “Why did rightwing Nawaz Sharif accept liberal Najam Sethi as caretaker CM of Punjab? – by Nusrat Javeed”

  1. Raza Rumi for Pakistan’s attache in the US after Najam’s nomination as Ambassador.

    Marvi Sirmed for the personal secretary of Najam

  2. The cases against Sharifs are very obvious. They got huge loans and they did not pay. Where is the politics or bad timing in it? These cases have been swept under the rug when Sharifs signed a 10 years agreement with Gen Mush and King of SA. The maligned NRO had thousands of beneficiaries not just Zardari. Some of the beneficiaries had multiple cases of murders against them. Now the Sharifs have started a jihad against the Govt and NRO with the help of SC, this means the cases against them also stand revived.
    Now it is level playing field. Instead of PCO judges only beating up on the elected leaders the Sharifs and not so sharif including generals are going to be tried for their corruption. It is a good thing that PML-N went against the PPP and Zardari who were elected despite the Swiss cases. Now the shoe is on the other foot and the facts should come out.

  3. Punjab govt ‘withdraws’ orders to remove re-hired bureaucrats

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    ISLAMABAD: The caretaker Punjab government withdrew its orders to remove all the retired bureaucrats re-employed by the Shahbaz Sharif government on the pressure of former rulers.
    Well-placed sources in the Punjab government revealed that to hold fair and free elections and ensure transparency in the administration, the caretaker government was suggested to remove all contractual bureaucrats re-employed by the previous government. The opposition was also demanding the same. The caretaker government decided in principle to remove all the re-employed bureaucrats and a decision was taken. This decision was highly appreciated by all the political parties and it enhanced the credibility of the caretaker set-up.
    Sources disclosed that the decision was taken in principle but its notification was to be issued the next morning. But as the news was on air, the lobbies against this decision became active and a plea was taken that by removing these bureaucrats, the continuity of projects would suffer. After tremendous pressure by the former rulers, this decision was taken back with the plea that no notification was issued on the said subject and this decision was technically knocked out.
    But the reversal of orders has raised many questions on the neutrality of the caretaker set-up in the Punjab.
    A spokesman for the Punjab government issued a contradiction in this regard vide notification No:612/Majid/Mujahid at 7:00pm on Tuesday and denied that any decision was taken to remove the re-employed bureaucrats. The question is why the contradiction was issued at 7:00pm if there was no pressure?


  4. PML-N has realised that it may not be very happy with the interim prime minister. The stalemate in agreeing to a name for the coveted post led to a major loss for PML-N; the PML-N-dominated Opposition lost its leverage when President Zardari made his move to establish the parliamentary committee that is likely to swing the decision of the interim prime minister in PPP’s favour. Perhaps PML-N was always at a disadvantage in that sense; and perhaps at some levels, PML-N was aware of its limitations in managing to choose an interim premier of its choice. Zardari’s policy of reconciliation and dialogue worked largely in PPP’s favour when the time came to select an interim government; the coalition forces stand by PPP and Zardari further sought to isolate PML-N by wooing the already disgruntled JUI-F. So PML-N is alone in the game and standing at very week foots. PML-N need to realize that such policies just bring impasses and deadlocks.