Parliamentary committee formed to finalise name for interim CM Punjab

Punjab caretaker chief minister

LAHORE: A parliamentary committee of the parliamentary parties in Punjab Assembly has been formed to finalise a name for interim chief minister.

As per details, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday approved three names of Malik Ahmed Khan, Hassan Murtaza and Khalil Tahir Sindhu for the committee for the parliamentary committee while the government alliance has recommended the names of Raja Basharat, Hashim Jawan Bakh and Mian Aslam Iqbal.

The first meeting of the parliamentary committee will be held today at 2 pm in Punjab Assembly.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman asked the Speaker Sibtain Khan to form a parliamentary committee after Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz could not finalise a name for interim CM.

The government alliance recommended the names of serving bureaucrat, Ahmed Nawaz Sakhera, ex-federal health minister Naseer Ahmed Khan, and a retired civil servant, Nasir Saeed Khosa for the caretaker CM position after the provincial assembly was dissolved.

However, the joint opposition named media mogul Mohsin Naqvi and former bureaucrat Ahad Raza Cheem for the post.
The parliamentary committee will have a period of three days to finalise a name for the post.

If the parliamentary committee fails to pick a name for the interim CM post, both sides will send the names of their nominees to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The electoral body will announce the name of caretaker CM within two days.



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