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Qureshi wants to know why he was sacked as FM

Apparently stung by PPP’s stonewalling,Shah Mahmood Qureshi has pleaded with the leadership to tell him why he was dropped as foreign minister.

Written by Rezaul H Laskar | Islamabad |
February 15, 2011 3:29:51 am

Apparently stung by PPP’s stonewalling,Shah Mahmood Qureshi has pleaded with the leadership to tell him why he was dropped as foreign minister.

“My heart is broken. I have gone and pleaded with the leadership. I have asked please,please tell me why I am not being given the portfolio of the foreign minister? I have asked them what is my mistake? I need to know. I am not above scrutiny,but what wrong did I commit?” he said.

Qureshi skipped the swearing-in ceremony Friday after learning that he would not be reallocated the foreign affairs portfolio. His subsequent comment that a US official arrested for killing two Pakistanis did not have diplomatic immunity has reportedly also angered the PPP leadership.

Qureshi contended that he had “delivered” on the foreign policy front. “Yes,in these three years,I delivered. The results are before us. The Indo-Pak talks have resumed,we started Strategic Dialogue with the US,with Afghanistan our relations have improved,” he said.

However,PPP spokesperson Fauzia Wahab said Qureshi has “no future” in the party and “serious disciplinary action will be taken against him for violating party discipline.

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