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Punjab CM Elahi gives another shock to Imran Khan by inducting new Minister from PTI

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Pervez Elahi gave another shock to PTI chairman by inducting a new provincial minister from PTI without consulting Imran Khan.

On Wednesday, a PTI MPA Khayal Ahmad Kastro took oath as a provincial minister _ annoying PTI chairman Imran Khan and other party leaders.

The move has angered PTI Chairman Imran Khan because he knew nothing about this induction in the Punjab cabinet nor did he sanction it.

Before this development, Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi has shocked Imran Khan through his interview to a private TV channel wherein he said the Punjab Assembly may not be dissolved in next four months.

Meanwhile, On Wednesday PTI MPA Khayal Ahmad Kastro – elected from PP-110 Faisalabad XIV, took oath as the latest minister to join the provincial cabinet. He is the 22nd minister and 29th cabinet member which has shocked further Imran Khan and annoyed him as well.

After the oath taking ceremony, Kastro went to greet party chief Imran at his Zaman Town mansion.

However, PTI Chairman Imran said that the meeting was unscheduled as he knew nothing of Kastro’s inclusion in the provincial cabinet. Instead of according a warm welcome to Kastro, Khan expressed his anger over the matter.

“You are taking oath as a minister at a time when we are talking about dissolving the entire assembly, which may hurt our cause,” he said.

PTI MPA Khayal Kastro then left Imran’s residence without saying anything.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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