Islamabad, Jul 21: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has cancelled the appointment of an ambassador nominated by President Asif Ali Zardari and is also planning to remove three ministers from the cabinet who are close to Zardari.
The News daily reported on Tuesday, Jul 21 that Gilani cancelled the appointment of Jahanzeb Khan, a member of the lowly District Management group who was chosen as the envoy to France by Zardari. It also said, "Gilani is determined to remove at least three important buddies of President Zardari from key ministries."
Sources in the party said that when Gilani was named Prime Minister by the ruling Pakistan People's Party, many assumed that he would be the 'yes man' to Zardari, who is also the PPP chief. But in recent months, Gilani has shown his ability to take on the President on crucial issues.
Gilani has earned praise from his people for bringing up composite dialogue between India and Pakistan during his recent meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.
Earlier, Gilani also denounced the statement made by Zardari that 'India is no threat to Pakistan'.