Rehman describes the new governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, as someone who “has variously been called a chartered accountant, a PPP stalwart, a media baron and a businessman who specialised in finding Gulf money for profitable ventures in Pakistan, is most significantly known for his pro-Musharraf views” Taseer was also elected as the Federal Minister for Industries, Production and Special Initiatives in the Caretaker government of PM Muhammad Mian Soomro for four months in the winter of 2007-2008. The PPP spokesperson Farhatullah Babar told reporters that the matter of Taseer’s appointment had been discussed with the PML-N chief minister of Punjab Khawaja Asif but Asif rejected the suggestion that he had approved the decision.
Article: Taseer takes drama to a new height: Appointment exposes fissures in PPP-PML-N coalition
Author: Asha’ar Rehman
Publication: The Dawn