Islamabad, Mar 20 : Pakistan People's Party Senior Vice Chairman Makhdoom Amin Fahim has described PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as a friend of friends and a man who kept his promises. The statement was a reminder of a promise made by Zardari on December 29, 2007 to nominate Fahim for the office of prime minister.
He also termed the Speaker's election historic. "This is a historic moment as Pakistan now heads towards real democracy. We are going to write history while electing a female member for the position of Speaker of National Assembly." "It is the responsibility of all members of the National Assembly to work for a democratic, prosperous and developed Pakistan. The new government has to work hard to overcome the price hike," the Daily Times quoted him, as saying. "PPP would take decision about premiership after elections of speaker and deputy speaker. After appointment of the speaker from Sindh and deputy speaker from Punjab, the perception to nominate prime minister also from Punjab is wrong," he added.
He told reporters that the prime minister, speaker, deputy speaker and federal ministers could be changed in case of poor performance, but Amin Fahim, as a senior politician, would not commit mistake to create a rift in the party. "I would wait for the nomination of the prime minister till March 23. My son would not join any office outside his expectations," he added.