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Pervez Elahi announces three names for selection of a caretaker chief minister

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Punjab chief minister Chaudhary Pervez Elahi has finalized three names for the appointment of a caretaker chief minister.

Ahmed Nawaz Sakhera, Naseer Ahmed Khan and Nasir Saeed Khosa are the names which will be sent to the Governor for selection of a caretaker chief minister.

Elahi said he finalized these names after consulting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday.

“We are sending these three names to the Governor Punjab and if the opposition accepted any of these names, Governor will appoint a caretaker chief minister,” he added.

As per the constitution, Governor Punjab has sought names from the chief minister and opposition Hamza Shehbaz. Now the opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz will also give names of candidates to Governor Punjab for the selection of one a candidate for the caretaker chief minister.

If chief minister Pervez Elahi and opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz did not agree on any name for caretaker CM, Governor Punjab will forward the names to Election Commission of Pakistan to appoint a caretaker chief minister. And the decision of the ECP will be binding for both the parties in Punjab.

Last week CM Elahi signed a summary for the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly. The assebly dissolved after 48 hours as the Punjab Governor didn’t sign the summery. 

As per the law, Pervez Elahi will continue to serve as the Punjab chief minister till the caretaker chief minister is not appointed. 

Meanwhile, KP chief minister said he would sign summary to dissolve the provincial assembly on Tuesday (tomorrow). He will send the summary to the KP Governor and a caretaker chief minister will be appointed when the assembly is dissolved.

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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