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Zardari gives green signal to Ch Abdul Majid to be next Prime Minister of AJK

ISLAMABAD: PPP AJK leadership has decided to nominate Chaudhry Abdul Majid as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir and President Asif Ali Zardari has also given green signal to Chaudhry Abdul Majid in this respect.

Well-placed sources of AJK PPP told decision was taken to nominate Chaudhry Abdul Majid as AJK Prime Minister after consultation among President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Faryal Talpur and other senior ministers. Sources told consultation process was under way to appoint one among Chaudhry Yasin, Sardar Attiq Ahmad and another name as president of AJK.

AJK PPP secretary general Latif Akbar is likely to be nominated as speaker of AJK legislative assembly. Sources told party leadership is likely to issue final list of its candidates for the reserved seats within two to three days.

When contacted Chaudhry Abdul Majid told Online all the newly elected members of legislative assembly of AJK had authorised President Asif Ali Zardari to take all decisions pertaining to the premiership of AJK and other matters. Any decision to be taken by President Asif Ali Zardari with regard to nomination of AJK prime minister will be respected by every one.

Sources told Barrister Sultan Mehmood was the strongest candidate for the slot of Prime Minister and certain AJK PPP leaders were also active that he be nominated as AJK Prime Minister.-Online

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