PCB chief appointment: PML-N, PPP at loggerheads


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have come face-to-face on the issue of the appointment of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, senior journalist Hamid Mir said.

During the show, Mir said that PPP’s stance on the matter is that since its minister heads the Inter-Provincial Coordination Division and PCB is related to the ministry, its chairman should be appointed by the party. For this post, PPP wants to appoint ex-PCB chief Zaka Ashraf.

However, PML-N wants to appoint Najam Sethi, the PCB’s management committee chairman, to the post, which has created a rift between the two parties, he said.

Speaking on the matter during the program, PML-N leader and federal minister Khurram Dastgir rejected the impression of differences.

“These may be internal matters, but we have good relations and a good working relationship with our allies,” Dastgir said.

However, the appointment to the coveted post is no easy task.

The future aspirants spent a busy day in the capital yesterday, lobbying and brandishing their credentials and reached the corridors of power by using their respective connections.

While Sethi met PCB patron-in-chief, Shehbaz Sharif, former PCB chairman Ashraf met the Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ehsan Mazari.

In the meeting that lasted over an hour, Mazari assured Ashraf of full support for the post in accordance with the party policy.