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The election commission appointed Mohsin Naqvi as interim prime minister of Punjab, “Ausaf” newspaper.TAZAA News

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The Election Commission of Pakistan has appointed Mohsin Reza Naqvi as the interim head of Punjab province. Earlier, the bipartisan parliamentary committee formed by the Punjab Speaker Assembly for the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab failed to reach a consensus within the stipulated time, after which the Election Commission chose the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab in today’s meeting. .

Parvaiz Elahi had proposed the names of Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Suhira and Naveed Akram Cheema, while Hamza Shehbaz supported the names of Mohsin Naqvi and Ahad Cheema for the post of caretaker prime minister. Mohsin Reza Naqvi, Punjab’s interim minister appointed by the Election Commission of Pakistan, owns a media house and is considered very close to Asif Ali Zardari, chairman of the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan. A special meeting of election commission members was held in the secretariat of the commission under the chairmanship of the chief election commission Sikandar Sultan Raja, member of the election commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ikramullah Khan, member of Sindh Nisar Durrani, member of Balochistan Shah Muhammad Chatoi and member of Punjab Babar Hasan Bharwana were also present. participated in the meeting 15 officers were instructed to participate in the meeting, including the secretary of the election commission. Secretary General Umar Hamid, Special Secretary Zafar Iqbal Hussain gave information, Additional Secretary Admin Manzoor Akhtar, Director General Sanullah, DG Law Muhammad Arshad were also invited to the consultation meeting. Before the meeting, the Board and additional Boards of relevant departments were instructed to participate in the meeting and discuss constitutional and legal issues at the meeting. Previously, the sources said that at the meeting chaired by Sikandar Sultan Raja, the chairman of the election commission, before the informal discussion of the chairman of the election commission and the members of the commission, an agreement will be reached on the decision in this regard. The Election Commission had only today to decide on the interim Prime Minister, as the 2-day period given to the Election Commission under Article A-224 of the Constitution ends today. A high-ranking official of the Election Commission explained that the Election Commission could not hold a meeting in this context a day earlier, because on Saturday it officially received the names of 4 candidates for the chairman of the Punjab assembly Sabatitin Khan. Officials of the Election Commission said that the Election Commission will definitely fulfill its constitutional responsibility and will announce the name of the caretaker minister of Punjab today. The matter was expected to go to the Election Commission as Muslim League (Q) leader and PTI associate Chaudhry Parvez Elahi had already announced that the Election Commission would not include a “controversial person” among those nominated by the parliamentary committee. to be selected, they apply to the court. It should be said that the issue of appointment of the interim prime minister in Punjab has been delayed due to the constant tension and disagreement between the provincial government and the opposition regarding the nomination candidates after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly last week. Although according to Article A-224 of the Constitution, the committee has 3 days to choose one of the 4, but due to the delay in notifying the members of the commission, it has only one day to review the names. left PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry says that the Election Commission should select one of the 4 nominated candidates under Article 244-A of the Constitution within 2 days. The former information minister further said that the Election Commission has no authority to nominate someone of their choice for the post of interim Prime Minister.

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