Text of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s letter to Ch. Nisar Ali Khan
Islamabad, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT):
Thank you for your letter dated 11th March, 2013.
Let me reiterate that we have pursued a policy of reconciliation and consensus in the country for the well being and betterment of the people of Pakistan.
I have held in-depth consultations with my allies as well as within the Party in keeping with the same spirit on the names proposed by you.
As a result of our consultations I propose the following three names for the office of the care-taker Prime Minister:-
1. Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh
2. Dr Ishrat Hussain
3. Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
The above are persons of known standing, integrity and competence.
We can discuss and deliberate on the names put forward both by the government and the opposition at a mutually convenient time so that we can agree on a suitable person in line with the constitutional obligations.
I look forward to an early response so that we can put a closure to the issue and move forward to set the stage for holding general elections in the country.
(Raja Pervez Ashraf)
Ch. Nisar Ali Khan,
Leader of The Opposition, National Assembly of Pakistan,
Parliament House, Islamabad”
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