Junior Gujarati Chaudhry, Chaudhary Wajahat Hussain is really beating it hard that General Musharraf has given Pervez Elahi the green signal for next Prime Minister-ship of the poor country. Pervez Elahi is also very much confident and now beginning to voice his burning desire to become PM in pubic and party meetings.
After, stroke-fully averting the breakage of PML-Q, and the mass defections of Lotas to PPPP and PML-N, Pervez Elahi is saying that he is the choice of workers of PML-Q, and workers aren’t really that much enthusiastic to once again elect a non-political Prime Minister. Pervez Elahi seems so ‘compelled’ to bow in front of workers’ aspirations and he sees no future for Shaukat Aziz.
Also attack on Ms Zardari by the close aids of Musharraf, which include Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad et al, has given strong support to the bid of Chaudhris.` Pervez Elahi has even said to media that, the president holds the same view and has assured the PML-Q that the next PM would be from PML-Q, and Benazir is just an eyewash, whereas the exiled leader Nawaz Sharif wouldn’t be allowed to touch Pakistani soil.
Bt launching a fierce attack on Benazir Bhutto, Chaudharies are not only trying to save PML-Q from disintegration, but also trying to sabotage the deal between her and Musharraf. Chaudharies were blissful when Supreme Court suspended the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), because they knew that NRO is the basis upon which Benazir is in the boat of Musharraf.
Another silent contender for the slot of PM is Mushahid Hussain, who is the Secretary General of PML-Q. He is vying hard for the slot, and even claiming in his close circle that he has got the approval of Musharraf and even of Shahbaz Sharif of PML-N. He is also not speaking a thing against PPPP, and not in sync with Chaudhris. Mushahid is trying to consolidate the factions of PML, and has also got support of Pir Pagara. Things wouldn’t be so easy for Chaudhris this time, as Lotas have also grown more demanding and expensive.