PPP and PML-Q talks: Chauhdry Nisar and Shahbaz have a meeting in Rawalpindi?

While PPP and PML-Q leadership were busy in a meeting to finalising the power sharing formula, all the eyes as always were on the Presidential palace. Enthusiastic reporters were officiously covering the event and TV actors hosting the entertainment talk shows focused on political issues were banging on aspects and implications of the new alliance, Far far from the camera eyes, another meeting was going on between the anti-establishment(as they were called by Najam Sethi) PML-N, their defacto head Chauhdry Nisar accompanied by CM Shahbaz Sharif with a powerful personality in Rawalpindi. Worried on the recent political developments they have rushed toward this personality without protocol. Amazingly Chauhdry Nisar, the anti-establishment icon and harsh critic of Army and ISI role in politics is leading this significant and symbolic meeting.

Guess who is this important personality?

Here am posting a news report about the meeting between PPP and PML-Q leadership having details of the power sharing agreement.

PM may share some powers with ‘new ally’

ISLAMABAD:Under a secret clause of an imminent power-sharing deal between the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will have to forfeit some of the control he has exercised so far over the federal cabinet.

An understanding to this effect was reached recently at the presidency.

In a largely reduced role, as envisaged by the proposed agreement, Gilani would not be able to supervise or meddle in the affairs of 10 proposed ministers from the PML-Q. Instead, those ministers would be accountable to their own party head Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, who would sit in the prime minister’s secretariat on a separate floor along with his party ministers — conjuring the image of a parallel administration.

The move — which will give the prime minister control over only a selected numbers of ministers — is expected to anger Gilani, who is still in the dark about the power-sharing deal cut at the presidency.

After the passage of the 18th amendment Gilani was convinced that he was the most powerful prime minister — even if that was only on paper.

On Sunday, the prime minister will be part of the dialogue for the first time when senior leaders of the two parties will hold a round of talks to work out the modalities of the power-sharing formula.

The two sides will take up specific subjects of a 19-point agenda that the PML-Q had put forward earlier. The agenda is likely to cover detailed roles in delimitation of constituencies, provincial governments, local government, Senate and the next general elections, as well as the formation of new provinces.

Sources within the two parties concede that only the broad parameters had been discussed so far and that details had not been finalised.

Sources have also confirmed that the decision to allow Pervaiz Elahi to run a parallel government at the federal level alongside Gilani was taken after lengthy negotiations between the PPP and the PML-Q. All PML-Q ministers are to report directly to Pervaiz Elahi, who is likely to be named deputy PM.

A separate camp office of the prime minister will be opened at the Lahore state guest house where Pervaiz Elahi would sit in an apparent challenge to Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Sources said that the Chaudhrys of Gujrat had also demanded the ministry of interior, realising that it could not flout his powers without assuming control over the police and other agencies. Upon learning of these developments, Interior Minister Rehman Malik rushed over to Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi, whom he has known since the early 1980s when he was considered close to the assassinated Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi.

Sources also said that a decision had been taken to remove Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa and replace him with a joint nominee of the PPP and the PML-Q.

According to sources, federal lawmaker Awais Leghari and Senator Jamal Leghari are lobbying on behalf of their elder Maqsood Leghari to take over as Punjab governor. Senator Mushahid Hussain is said to have agreed to back this new alliance on the condition that his brother Mohid Hussain, who lives in the United States, is made the country’s permanent representative at the UN in place of Hussain Haroon.

Meanwhile, sources said the PML-Q had decided that its provincial party chiefs Pervaiz Elahi (Punjab), Amir Muqam (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Jam Yousuf (Balochistan) and Ghous Bux Mehar (Sindh) would take oath of federal ministers. Faisal Saleh Hayat would be made a federal minister on the grounds that he was the parliamentary leader of the party in the NA. Among those who are likely take oath are Raza Hayat Hiraj, Sheikh Waqas Akram, Noman Ejaz Langrial, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Shahnaz Sheikh and others. Bhadur Khan Seehar will also become a cabinet member.

Meanwhile, efforts are under way to rope in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Jamiat Ulema e Islam the two former allies of ruling PPP who parted ways with the central government earlier this year.(The Express Tribune,)

Hope media will soon issue the details of another meeting held at the same night in Rawalpindi.

8 responses to “PPP and PML-Q talks: Chauhdry Nisar and Shahbaz have a meeting in Rawalpindi?”

  1. Kayani holds secret meeting with Shahbaz Sharif

    Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has held a secret meeting with senior PML-N leader and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif this week, sparking intense speculation in political circles, according to a media report.

    The meeting between the powerful army chief and the brother of former premier Nawaz Sharif took place after midnight on Wednesday. Shahbaz Sharif visited the garrison city of Rawalpindi and went to Kayani’s residence without security and protocol.

    Only two vehicles were present at the Rawalpindi airport and no prominent official was on hand to receive Shahbaz when he arrived late on Wednesday night, the Dawn News channel quoted its sources as saying.

    After a brief halt at the Punjab House in Rawalpindi, Shahbaz was joined by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, and they drove to the Army House, the army chief’s official residence, to meet Kayani.

  2. Shahbaz-Kayani Meetings REVEALED

    Nothing happens in politics without reason and purpose. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the opposition leader from PML-N has held many open and clandestine meetings with the chief of army staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani for the last some months. Now for the last two times, he has been accompanied by the decision maker Shahbaz Sharif and now this last time, there was a one to one meeting between Shahbaz Sharif and General Kayani.

    There are many similarities between Shahbaz Sharif and General Kayani. Both are well liked by the Pakistanis. Both are hardworking, practical and ill at ease with the corruption and lameness. They both are dynamic and have proved their mettle through their actions. Shahbaz Sharif has done wonders in governance in Punjab in these insolvent times, and Kayani has turned the wheels in the favors of army in FATA and Swat and has improved the image of army within the eyes of people.


  3. Shahbaz thanks Kayani for flood relief efforts
    By: Maqbool Malik | Published: December 10, 2010

    ISLAMABAD – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has commended the officers and men of Pakistan Army for their support to the people in recovering from the effects of recent unprecedented floods.
    He made these remarks during a special briefing given to him by the Corps Commander Multan Lt Gen Shafqaat Ahmed on Operation Labbaik held at Multan Garrison on Thursday. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani also attended.
    While referring to the magnitude of the natural calamity, Shahbaz Sharif said that had the Pakistan Army not taken leading role in rescue, relief and rehabilitation effort, civil administration would not have been able to surmount this challenge. Well-placed sources told
    TheNation that Chief Minister also extolled the Army Chief General Kayani for his able leadership in mobilising Pakistan Army well in time and successfully surmounted the challenge.
    “Measures to improve response during such disaster were also discussed during the briefing”, an ISPR press release issued here said.
    It said that Gen Kayani besides laying floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, also addressed officers of Multan Garrison, and dilated upon the security challenges confronting the country and the region. Political sources have attached great significance to the Thursday’s interaction between Gen Kayani and Shahbaz Sharif, who is also a key leader of the PML-N, as it was the first after the WikiLeaks reports.
    However, ISPR sources remained noncommittal over these notions. One of the diplomatic cables released by the WikiLeaks had contained remarks attributed to Gen Kayani regarding PML-N leader and two-time former Prime Minister Nawaz. Consequently, Pakistan Army had to clarify its position saying Gen Kayani always keeps all the political leaders including Nawaz Sharif in high esteem.
    MONITORING DESK adds: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and COAS Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani discussed country’s security situation at a meeting at the Multan Garrison on Thursday, reported a private TV channel. The CM and COAS were briefed about the operation Labbaik.
    Shahbaz also appreciated efforts made by the Army to rescue people during heavy rains and floods some months back.


  4. DAWN.COM | Pakistan | Shahbaz and Nisar secretly meet Kayani

    ISLAMABAD: The corridors of power have been abuzz with speculation since reports emerged that Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had a secret meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif last Wednesday midnight.

    Sources privy to the development told Dawn here on Friday that the meeting took place on the night between Sept 30 and Oct 1 when Mr Sharif visited Rawalpindi and went to meet the army chief without security and protocol.

    The sources said that only two vehicles were present at the airport and no prominent official was present to receive the chief minister when he arrived late on Wednesday night.

    The sources said Mr Sharif reached the Punjab House in Rawalpindi straight from the airport, had a shower and changed. In the meantime, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan came to the Punjab House in his own vehicle and then drove away with Mian Shahbaz Sharif.

    The sources said that initially no one was aware of the destination of the vehicle carrying the two leaders, but later it became known that they had gone to the Army House to see Gen Kayani. Before the general election last year, General Kayani had barred military officers from meeting politicians, but he himself crossed the red line when he met Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan in July.

    There was no word about the agenda of the meeting between Gen Kayani and Shahbaz Sharif.

    PML-N spokesman Ahsan Iqbal denied that any such meeting had taken place. He even denied that the chief minister was in Rawalpindi that night. But sources at the airport and eyewitnesses in Rawalpindi are confident that Ahsan Iqbal is not telling the truth.

    Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said he was not aware of any such development.


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  5. یہ آرٹسٹ لوگ ہیں

    وسعت اللہ خان
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی

    جو لوگ سیاسی اصول پسندی ، نظریے سے وفاداری اور عمومی اخلاقیات کی پاسداری کی بات کرتے ہیں۔اب انہیں چاہیے کہ کہیں بھی واعظ یا لیکچرر کی ملازمت پکڑ لیں، خانقاہ بنا لیں یا تبلیغ پر نکل جائیں۔ کتابی سچائیوں کو کاروبارِ سیاست میں گھسیڑنے کی کوشش نہ کریں۔خود کو اس کنفیوژن سے نکالیں کہ سیاست دنیا کے کسی بھی کاروبار سے مختلف شے ہے۔ ان بے چاروں کو تو یہ بھی نہیں معلوم کہ دنیا کا ہر کاروبار منافع کے لئے کیا جاتا ہے۔گھاٹے کی ہٹی پر آخر کوئی کب تک بیٹھ سکتا ہے۔

    سیاست نہ صرف ایک کاروبار ہے بلکہ فائن آرٹ کا کاروبار ہے۔ اسی لیے تو اسے ناممکنات کو ممکن بنانے کا فن کہا جاتا ہے۔ سیاست کو آپ مذہبی ، سیکولر ، دائیں یا بائیں کے خانوں میں رکھ کر خود کو تو تسلی دے سکتے ہیں لیکن یہ حقیقت نہیں بدل سکتے کہ سیاست بذاتِ خود ایک مذہب ہے ۔ دنیا کا سب سے لچکدار اور جادوئی مذہب جس میں اتنی گنجائش ہے کہ سیاہ سفید ہوسکتا ہے۔ بینگن کسی بھی وقت کریلا بن سکتا ہے اور شیر بلی میں بدل سکتا ہے۔ اس سے بھی بڑا چمتکار یہ ہے کہ بازی گری دکھانے والا آپ کو اور مجھے قائل بھی کرلیتا ہے کہ جسے آپ بانس سمجھ رہے ہیں اصل میں یہ کرسی ہے۔

    تقسیمِ ہند سے پہلے ایک دن جو مسلم لیگی پنجاب کے یونینسٹ وزیرِ اعلی خضر حیات کو ٹوڈی بچہ ہائے ہائے کہہ رہے تھے اگلے دن وہی مسلم لیگی کارکن جناح خضر بھائی بھائی کے نعرے لگا رہے تھے۔

    جو ذوالفقار علی بھٹو ایوب خان کی کنونشن مسلم لیگ کے سکریٹری جنرل تھے انہی بھٹو کے پیپلز پارٹی کے جلسے میں ایوب کتا ہائے ہائے کے نعرے لگ رہے تھے۔

    جس خان عبدالقیوم خان کو بھٹو اپنے جلسوں میں ڈبل بیرل خان اور جس ممتاز دولتانہ کو چوہا کہہ کر پکارتے تھے وہی قیوم خان بھٹو کے وزیرِ داخلہ اور دولتانہ لندن میں پاکستان کے ہائی کمشنر تعینات کئے گئے۔

    جو جماعتِ اسلامی ولی خان اور ان کے حامیوں کو سرخے اور ملک دشمن سمجھتی تھی وہی جماعتِ اسلامی بھٹو کے خلاف پی این اے کے اتحاد میں ولی خان کے حامیوں کے ساتھ بیٹھی تھی اور اسی پی این اے میں شامل جمعیت علمائے اسلام انیس سو تراسی کی ایم آرڈی تحریک میں پیپلز پارٹی کے شانہ بشانہ گرفتاریاں بھی دے رہی تھی۔ اور پھر وہی جمعیت علمائے اسلام بے نظیر بھٹو کی وزارتِ عظمی کو غیر شرعی قرار دے رہی تھی اور پھر انہی کی پارٹی کے ساتھ شریکِ اقتدار بھی رہی۔

    جن شریف برادران نے ضیا الحق کو روحانی باپ قرار دیا تھا اور جنہوں نے انیس سو اٹھاسی کی انتخابی مہم میں امریکی صدر فورڈ کے ساتھ بیگم بھٹو کے رقص کی تصاویر کے پمفلٹ ہوائی جہاز سے پورے لاہور میں گروائے تھے انہی شریف برادران کی آنکھیں بھٹو کی بیٹی کی موت پر روتے روتے سرخ ہوگئیں۔ اور ان سے بڑا جمہوریت نواز فوجی آمریت کا دشمن آج پورے پاکستان میں نظر نہیں آتا۔

    الطاف حسین نے مہاجر حقوق حاصل کرنے اور ملک سے روایتی سیاست کے خاتمے کے نعرے پر جس تحریک کی بنیاد رکھی وہ بعد میں متحدہ قومی موومنٹ ہوگئی۔ بے نظیر ہوں کہ نواز شریف، کہ پرویز مشرف، کہ جام صادق، کہ ارباب رحیم ، کہ قائم علی شاہ سب کے ساتھ شریکِ اقتدار رہی اور ہے۔

    چنانچہ میں یہ سمجھنے سے قاصر ہوں کہ بھولے بھالے دانشور اس بات کو لے کر کیوں بیٹھ گئے ہیں کہ لوجی مسلم لیگ ق کو ایجنسیوں کی بغل بچہ قاتل لیگ کہنے والے زرداری نے بھٹو کو چودھری ظہور الہی کا قاتل سمجھنے والے ، بھٹو کی سزائے موت پر دستخط کرنے والے قلم کو سنبھال رکھنے والے اور ضیا سے مشرف تک ہر آمر کا ساتھ دینے والے چودھری برادران سے اتحاد کیوں کرلیا۔

    ان ہستیوں کو اس وقت تنقید کی نہیں ، حوصلہ افزائی کی ضرورت ہے۔ یہ آرٹسٹ ہیں آرٹسٹ ! ان کی قدر کیجئے اور اس الزام کو دھوئیے کہ پاکستانی لوگ ہمیشہ اہلِ فن کی ناقدری کرتے ہیں۔

    یہ بڑے لوگ ہیں ، جینے کا ہنر جانتے ہیں۔۔۔


  6. Off course, Mr. Bean must have been reprimanded and the revolutionary chhota bhai must have begged forgiveness.

  7. When all the bull dogs of Pakistan were busy in Islamabad in making a power sharing deal to loot Pakistan,some patriots were thinking how to save Pakistan.