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CM Punjab will meet Imran Khan to discuss way forward

The two leaders will hold a consultation on the formation of the Punjab cabinet, the election of the Punjab Assembly Speaker, and other important appointments in Punjab.

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Newly appointed Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi will hold a meeting with PTI chief Imran Khan today (Wednesday), the media reported.

According to sources, the meeting will be held at PTI chief Imran Khan’s residence at Bani Gala during which Parvez Elahi will thank Imran Khan for giving him the responsibility to serve as Punjab Chief Minister.

Reports also claimed that the two leaders will hold a consultation on the formation of the Punjab cabinet, the election of the Punjab Assembly Speaker, and other important appointments in Punjab. Tasks will also be set to deliver on political and public issues.

Read more: Deputy Speaker’s ruling declared void, Ilahi declared Chief Minister Punjab

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi will return to Lahore from Islamabad later today and take charge of his office.

As per reports, candidates for the PA Speaker are: former Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s son Zain Qureshi, and party leaders Sibtain Khan and Mehmood Rashid.

Meanwhile, Wasiq Qayum and Malik Taimoor are being considered for the post of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker. Media reports claimed that a no-confidence motion against incumbent Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari will be brought.

Parvez Elahi – the new CM Punjab

President Dr Arif Alvi on late Tuesday administered the oath of office to Chaudhry Parvez Elahi after the Supreme Court declared him the Chief Minister of Punjab, striking down the deputy speaker’s ruling on the election which made PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz lose his status of the “trustee” chief minister.

Read more: Nationwide celebrations as Elahi takes oath from President Alvi

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr late at night and attended by the leadership of PML-Q and PTI. Parvez Elahi has been elected as chief executive of the province for the second time. Earlier, he was elected as the Punjab chief minister in 2002. He has also served as deputy prime minister in 2011.

Reacting to the Supreme Court decision, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the apex court after the three-member bench declared the ruling of the Punjab Assembly’s deputy speaker “illegal”.

 

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