Islamabad: According to the President house sources Makhdoom Shahabuddin will become the new premier of the country and it is expected that he will took on the charge later today or by tomorrow. Ex. Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani was not in favor to appoint new Premier from southern Punjab as his influence in the region would be hurt.
Gilani wanted President Zardari to appoint Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar as the premier but due to political difference with his ally Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain he can’t be appointed. President Zardari welcomed the PML-Q suggestion to appoint Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the new premier of the country.
While previously Syed Khurshid Shah and Hina Rabbani names were also in the list of expected candidates for premiership. The Pakistan Peoples Party CEC has also approved the name of Makhdoom Shababuddin as the new Premier of the country. He has been working in the federal cabinet as the minister of textile.