ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said that he and the nominated Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani are old and close friends. Talking to newsmen in Parliament house’s cafeteria Amin Fahim said that he has no grudge with Mr. Gillani. He said that he came to Islamabad only to cast vote in support of Mr. Gillani. He said that they are close friends and visit of Yousaf Raza Gillani to his house was an act of sympathy adding that relations between them are strong as they are brother and friends.
The PPP leader said that premiership is not something hereditary rather it is a political position. However, he said that he was not consulted as far as nomination of the Prime Minister is concerned. Mr. Fahim said that he will always support the part for which he sacrificed.
When he was asked that why he resigned chairmanship of ARD, he said, “Democracy has been restored now and I think ARD is useless”. To another question he said that he is not interested in miniseries, however, he has some points regarding government formation in his mind.
Paying attribute to Ms. Benazir Bhutto he said she had played pivotal role in restoring democracy. He said, “She convinced Musharraf on shedding his uniform, she sacrificed her life for free and fair elections and restoration of democracy.”About absence in the dinners of the speaker he said that he was not informed on time.-SANA