Not interested in becoming prime minister, says PPP’s Khurshid Shah
Making it clear that development of the country and strengthening of the parliament and democracy were his priorities, Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah said on Saturday he was not interested in becoming the country’s prime minister, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
At the same time, he dispelled the impression that PPP was in favour of forming a coalition government at Centre. “When we have not even dropped any hint in this regard, there is no question of participating in any such effort,” he said categorically.
Khurshid said the opposition would cooperate with the government for the passage of different bills by the parliament. “We are ready to sit with the National Assembly (NA) speaker and talk to him,” senior PPP leader said, and added that the opposition was in no mood to create a ‘fuss’ over the matter,” he said.
Senior PPP leader expressed the optimism that the opposition would further consolidate its position in the parliament.
He also dispelled the impression that there were two factions within Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
He said he did not think the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would live to see the much talked-about opposition’s long march given the standards of governance the government had set.