Islamabad: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that a consensus has been reached on the important appointment, but the decision will be taken by the Prime Minister.
Talking to the media, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that it is my experience that there is a consensus before a sensitive decision and the prime minister has the power to make important appointments, while a consensus has been reached on this matter.
He said that the Prime Minister will decide the appointment of the Army Chief, which is his constitutional authority, and the Prime Minister must have discussed the appointment with the military leadership. The appointment of Army Chief is not a matter of surprise to anyone.
Rana Sanaullah said that one does not want to speculate before making a decision and understanding is necessary before putting the important appointments on paper. Counseling does not mean anyone’s authority.
He said that the Prime Minister can talk to anyone but the decision has to be taken by the Prime Minister. The issue of appointment is yet to come on paper and a decision on the appointment of Army Chief will be taken in one to two days.
The interior minister said that further delay in the appointment of the army chief would not be appropriate and that Nawaz Sharif had never spoken to any army chief as it alleges. Ishaq Dar’s help was obtained where it was needed. Imran Khan has always used false statements.
He said that Imran Khan knows that elections cannot be held before April, May and Imran Khan’s long march is nowhere to be seen, only spectacle is being done at the district level in the name of long march. There is no credibility in the PTI Jamaat as Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pervaiz Khattak and Fawad Chaudhary have been discussed many times on various issues.