On Saturday, the caretaker Government of Punjab refused to take salaries, Protocol and decided not to stay in official Residences appointed by Government.
According to details, caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Mohsin Naqvi who is appointed by the Election Commission of Pakistan chaired the first provincial cabinet meeting, where his cabinet expressed their interest to resolve economical issues and also ensure transparent and free elections in the province.
During the cabinet meeting, the ministers refuse to take the salaries and official residences for stay.
Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi said the cabinet members that the basic responsibility of this caretaker government is to conduct free and fair elections in Province. He urged the cabinet members to work for public welfare and Punjab’s development.
During the meeting Caretaker CM approved Rs1 billion for the families of martyred police officers. The meeting also decided to relax the departmental official rules for recruiting the children of martyrs.
It is to mention here that on 26th January 2023, Governor Baligh Ur Rehman administered the oath to the newly-appointed caretaker cabinet members held at the Governor’s House in Lahore.
Out of the 11 cabinet members, eight ministers attended the oath-taking ceremony including Bilal Afzal, SM Tanveer, Dr. Javed Akram, Ibrahim Murad, Dr. Jamal Nasir, Mansoor Qadir, Syed Azfar Ali Nasir, and Amir Mir—took the oath, while three others Wahab Riaz, Tamkinat Karim and Naseem Sadiq — couldn’t attend the ceremony.
The development came after the Punjab Assembly was dissolved constitutionally as Punjab Governor Baligh ur Rehman excused himself from signing the summary by mentioning that I don’t want to become part of this Process leading to the dissolution of Assemblies.