Quite flattered to be even considered for caretaker PM, says Ehsanullah Ehsaan while recusing himself

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Noted public intellectual and moral compass of Pakistan, Ehsanullah Ehsaan has said that it was quite flattering that his name was being mentioned as a possibility for caretaker Prime Minister but he would have to step out of the race.

“It is quite flattering, it really is, but I feel that I should not be entrusted with this responsibility,” he said, speaking to reporters at his plush residence.

“I believe it is a life of the mind that is for me. And I don’t think I should be doing anything other than philanthropy and partaking in public discourse.”

“At a time like this, when seditious voices like Manzoor Pashteen’s are besmirching the good name of our defenders, I think I should be spending more time doing damage control for them; to act as their brand ambassador and manage their public image, rather than performing the ceremonial duties of caretaker prime minister,” he said.

“But I would like to thank my countrymen for the possibility of this opportunity. Where else but our great Islamic Republic can something like this happen, I don’t know,” he said, with tears in his eyes