ISLAMABAD: Issuance of arrest warrants of Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, who is also the nominee of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for premiership, has panicked the party.
Anti-narcotics court, on Thursday, issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din.
According to sources, PPP’s constitutional experts have started considering possible future consequences of the release of warrants against Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din and the resultant criticism in case he gets elected as the Prime Minister.
In wake of the scenario, Secretary Information PPP, Qamar Zaman Kaira has also submitted the nomination papers as a candidate for premiership.
Sources told Online co-chairman PPP, President Asif Ali Zardari had directed Qamar Zaman Kaira to submit his papers in the National Assembly Secretariat.
Former Law Minister and leader PPP, Farooq H. Naik said hurdles were being created in the path of election of the new Prime Minister and the decision of nominating Qamar Zaman Kaira was taken in view of the current situation.
If a new decision is taken regarding nominees for the seat of Prime Minister, it will come directly from President Asif Ali Zardari with whom the power of decision-making rests, but so far Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din will contest elections for premiership, he added.