The Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan formed a six-member parliamentary committee in order to finalize the name for the caretaker Punjab chief minister (CM) post.
According to details, The parliamentary committee was formed in response to letters written to the Punjab Assembly speaker by the Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz, and Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi.
The parliamentary committee includes 6 members whose name are Malik Ahmed Khan, Hassan Murtaza, Nadeem Kamran, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Raja Basharat, and Makhdoom Hashim Jawab Bakht.
According to a notification issued from Punjab Assembly The committee has to finalize the caretaker Punjab CM’s name within three days.
Remember that The issue of the nomination of the caretaker chief minister of Punjab was referred to the parliamentary committee after the ruling Pary and opposition failed to finalize the name of the caretaker CM Punjab.
After the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly, consultations between the ruling PTI and PML-Q, and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) are underway for the appointment of the caretaker chief minister.
Opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz sent the names of Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi and Ahad Raza Cheema to the Punjab governor for appointment as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab.
The PTI-PMLQ has finalized three names for the caretaker Punjab CM. The names included Cabinet Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, former health minister Naseer Khan and former chief secretary Nasir Saeed Khosa.
Earlier while Talking to the media, Punjab CM Elahi said that PTI and PML-Q will not accept the ECP-nominated caretaker CM. He said that they [PTI, PML-Q] will approach Supreme Court (SC) if CEC nominated a caretaker Punjab chief minister.
“We have sent our final nominees to the Punjab governor for caretaker CM,” said Pervaiz Elahi, adding that there would be no changes in the nominees.
The names included Cabinet Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, former health minister Naseer Khan and former chief secretary Nasir Saeed Khosa.
Governor Orders to Appoint Desire Caretaker CM :
Earlier day Governor Punjab Green Signals Pervaiz Elahi for Appointment of Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab as PTI dissolved the Provincial Assembly. While taking to Twitter Governor Punjab wrote.
The Chief Minister of Punjab and the leader of the Opposition could not agree on the name for the appointment of the caretaker Chief Minister of the Province. A letter has been issued by the Governor to the speaker asking him to proceed with the constitutional process of article 224A(2) for appointing the caretaker chief minister under the constitution.
Remember that CM Pervaiz Elahi dissolved the Punjab Assembly after which he sends the summary to Governor Punjab for Approval that was rejected by Governor Punjab.
According to Article if Governor Reject the summary then after 48 hours Assembly will be dissolved automatically. After the Assemblies dissolution, three names were proposed by PTI for the appointment of Caretaker CM and were sent to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for Approval but no decision on the appointment was made yet.
So keeping this in view Governor Punjab advises Pervaiz Elahi to the appointment the Caretaker Chief Minister of his own choice according to constitution article number 224A(2).
Now latest reports are that PMLN is willing to appoint their Chief Minister and for this purpose, Hamza Shahbaz son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sends three names to ECP for the appointment of a caretaker CM for Punjab and on the other way, Speaker of Punjab Assembly formed Parliamentary Coomiitte to finalize the name for Caretaker CM.
As per Constitution, both sides have to agree on one name as caretaker CM. However, if this does not happen, the matter will be referred to the parliamentary committee to be set up by the speaker, which will consider the names within three days.
As per the procedure laid out in the law, the speaker will have to constitute a six-member committee comprising three MPAs each nominated by the outgoing ruling party and the opposition
In case of a failure to reach an agreement, the task to appoint the interim CM would be handed over to the ECP.