LAHORE - Senior Police officer Rana Maqbool , who happens to enjoy support of some stalwarts of PML-N, is making last-ditch efforts to grab the office of Punjab IGP. As Rana Maqbool had a long association with the Sharifs, therefore, he was reckoned as the natural choice for the IGP. But Rana'a hopes were shattered when the PPP Co-Chairman objected to his appointment as IGP in the context of his past 'misconduct' as far as the party was concerned. It is learnt that a lobby in the PML-N is active in pressing Nawaz Sharif to appoint Rana Maqbool IGP given his loyalty to the party. Sources concerned maintain that now Nawaz Sharif has decided to make special request to Zardari in person in their next meeting to clear Rana Maqbool 's name for the office of IGP. Both the leaders are due to meet on Tuesday or Wednesday. The sources say that as compared to Nawaz Sharif , his brother Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister-designate is not very keen to have him on board as IGP. Rana recently lodged his protest with Nawaz when Shahbaz started interviewing senior police officers for the office of IGP. Shahbaz recently, interviewed five senior police officers at Raiwind. After the interviews, the issue for the selection of IGP has been shelved for the time being, probably to watch the drop scene with respect to Rana Maqbool 's efforts to become top police cop. Meanwhile, the provincial government has not as yet made any request in this regard to Prime Minister House. Due to the opposition of PPP to Rana Maqbool , the general impression is this that Punjab IGP will be the nominee of PPP. Meanwhile, in the police and administrative circles now all eyes are set on Zardari-Nawaz meeting early next week.