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Shahbaz Sharif Discloses Four Names for Caretaker CM Punjab

Lahore (June 02, 2018): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday recommended four names for the interim chief minister of Punjab.

The names were presented in the meeting of the PML-N held under the chair of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The names finalized by the party are former Director General of the Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan, former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Justice (retd.) Sair Ali and former Inspector General Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar.A breakthrough in the matter is expected in a meeting between Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mahmood-ur-Rasheed.On May 31, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif said that decision of Nasir Khosa about caretaker CM is his own, but the constitution does not allow him to take summary back.

While addressing a delegation at Lahore Press Club, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s policy of making u-turns.Sharif remarked that how can such a person be capable of doing politics or hold public office.

Yesterday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  again taking U-turn on the issue of caretaker Punjab CM, once again replaced the name withdrawn the Orya Maqbool Jan’s name and proposed Ayaz Amir’s name for the top slot.

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After former opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Mehmood-ur-Rasheed presented the names of Orya Maqbool Jan, Yaqub Izhar, and Hassan Askari, party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry later took to twitter to announce the candidates proposed as caretaker CM which did not include Orya’s name.

Earlier, Former Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed held a meeting with Former Speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal and discussed matters pertaining to caretaker CM.

Punjab Assembly Secretary Rai Mumtaz briefed about the legal position regarding the Caretaker CM, Parliamentary Committee and other affairs.

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While announcing the candidates earlier on June 01,, Rasheed said the party had earlier suggested Professor Hasan Askari’s name and two new names were proposed by the party.

“Two new names, Orya Maqbool Jan and Yaqub Tahir Izhar — CEO of Izhar Construction — have been suggested from our side,” he had said while addressing the media.

“The names were suggested after discussion among party members,” he continued. He had said the new names, suggested to former speaker of Punjab Assembly, had been proposed by the party.

Mahmood-ur-Rasheed hoped that the matter would go the Parliamentary committee, adding that a meeting will be held with Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday.

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