LAHORE: The case was referred to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for adjudication after a parliamentary committee appointed by the speaker of the Punjab Assembly was unable to agree on a nominee for the position of caretaker Chief Minister.
Parvez Elahi, the outgoing Chief Minister, and Hamza Shehbaz, the leader of the opposition, both submitted names to the six-member committee, which had proportional participation from the Treasury and the Opposition.
According to Article 224-A of the Constitution, the parliamentary panel has three days to choose one of the four nominations. However, because of a delay in the notification of the panel’s establishment, the committee only had one day to consider the options.
Former Punjab Chief Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema and Cabinet Division Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera were proposed by Mr. Elahi, and media mogul Mohsin Naqvi and the PM’s special assistant Ahad Cheema were supported by Hamza Shehbaz. PA Speaker requests that the Governor set a date for the province’s by-elections
The opposition was represented by Malik Ahmad Khan, Syed Hassan Murtaza, and Malik Nadeem Kamran, while the ruling PTI-Q League coalition was represented by former ministers Raja Basharat, Mian Aslam Iqbal, and Hashim Jawan Bakht.
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