PML(N) Quits from Cabinet (and, maybe, from coalition?)

Posted on May 12, 2008
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Adil Najam

Not unexpectedly, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz Group has decided to quit from all cabinet positions in the coalition government it had so recently formed with Asif Zardari’s PPP.

Asif Zardari Yousuf Gillani Nawaz Sharif

According to The News:

Following the failure of London talks on the reinstatement of judges; Pakistan Muslim League (PML)-N has decided to resign from federal cabinet in central executive committee meeting underway here. Earlier, federal ministers reached to attend the meeting without official car and other privileges. The meeting has discussed that coalition with Peoples Party was made for the restoration of deposed judges but Peoples Party has failed to fulfill its commitment therefore PML-N has decided to quit the coalition.

The report here says that they have “quit the coalition” but other rumblings suggest that they have only left the cabinet and will continue to work with the PPP on the ouster of Gen. Musharraf. That, however, remains to be seen.

Our ongoing Poll on this subject (now closed) had suggested that most people did NOT believe that the coalition woud fall just yet over the judges issue. But at least for now the news is that it has.

However, this being Pakistan everything will be spun every which way and by the time the dust settles – if it ever settles – things will nearly certainly look very different from what they do now.

40 responses to “PML(N) Quits from Cabinet (and, maybe, from coalition?)”

  1. Daktar says:

    This news sounds ominous. Maybe this breakup is deeper than we think.

    From THE NEWS:

    Pakistan Muslim League-N Thursday decided to boycott the oath taking ceremony of the appointed Governor Punjab Salman Taseer.

    Earlier, PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said no consultations were made with Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders for the appointment of the new governor in Punjab.

    He termed appointment of Salman Taseer as Governor Punjab part of a conspiracy.

    He also said that the appointed Governor Salman Taseer is a highly controversial person and is not suitable for the position.

    Pakistan Peoples Party on the other hand denied reports that the PML-N leaders were not consulted for the appointment of the new governor.

    Khawaja Asif in reaction to the statement of PPP said:

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ Ilyas Khan Baluch,

    Bhai jan,
    articles par, zara hath halka rakhein,!
    warna khadsha hay, keh ap, apna pooray ka pura
    Statut Chaapnay kay chakkar mein hein,
    Aik baat to Bata’ieey ? zarah apka imtihaan loon !!

    Hamaray Baba, Greatest Quaid nay Pakistan kis kay liay
    manga thaa ? aur kiun ? Kaun kis say alehdah hoa ?

    Jawab chaar lafzon mein dijiay, to inayat hogi.
    Sirf chaar !!!
    Khaksar
    Rafay Kashmiri

  3. auk says:

    legaleagle, You and your president should go and hide under a rock.
    This “president” for the sole purpose of staying in his boots is singlehandedly responsible for the murder of hundreds of people. He has made a mockery of the document, called the “Constitution of Pakistan”. If you call that politics of power, then be it. This power politics will come to an end one day, and he will have no place to hide in Pakistan, not even the Army house.

  4. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @Ikhtilat mein mukhloot hojataiy hein leaderan,
    phir kisi aur khilwat mein, chali jati hay awaam

    Apass ka muamelah ho, ya alag, khulay hay dukkan,
    Milay ga kia ? is awaam ko uski qismet ka maqqam
    Rafay Kashmiri

    ” wo chal diay jo ham ko tassali diay beghair ” (Noor Jehan)

    Ye Kinarah chala, keh nau chali
    Kehiay kia baat dehaan mein aa’i
    ( Yaas Yagana Chinghezi)

    Doosti mein teri darpardah hamaray dushman,
    Isqadar apnay, para’aiy hien keh ji jaanta hay
    Mirza Dagh Dehlivi

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