Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Irfan Siddiqui on Saturday said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s name was not yet final for the presidentship of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Speaking to media persons after a function at a local hotel on Saturday, Irfan said if the decision regarding the party’s presidentship would’ve been finalised, there wouldn’t have been a need to convene the executive committee meeting of the party.
He said that Nawaz Sharif himself would think thoroughly and would also consult his friends in connection with the appointment of the party chief. The decision regarding the acting president and permanent president would be taken next week, he added.
When he was asked about his advice to Nawaz regarding the new party president, he said his advice had “no importance”.
“Popular leaders need no presidentship or premier slots,” Irfan said.
He also said that Imran Khan had failed to raise the “umpire’s finger” but had succeeded to get the required results from the “judges’ pen”. Irfan said that for the first time a popular political party was excluded from the Senate elections, which was “not a good omen for democracy”.
He said the people were with the PML-N.