Pakistan have named a 15-man squad for the limited-overs matches against South Africa but have not yet decided who will captain the side.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi, Pakistan's most recent skipper on the tour of England, is included in the party.
Veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has been recalled after missing the England trip but there is again no place for former captain Younus Khan.
Although Younus had his indefinite ban for ill-discipline overturned by the Pakistan Cricket Board earlier this year, he has not been picked since.
Opening batsman Salman Butt and seamers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif remain suspended by the International Cricket Council as part of their investigation into spot-fixing during the Lord's Test at the end of August.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has been left out but could be added later if he can prove his fitness ahead of the two T20 internationals and five one-day internationals against the Proteas, which take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from October 26 to November 8.
Intikhab Alam, a former coach, replaces Yawar Saeed as team manager in the Middle East after Saeed resigned in the aftermath of their troubled tour of England.
Pakistan squad: Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Shoaib Akhtar, Tanvir Ahmed, Zulqarnain Haider (wkt)