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Is it time for PM Khan to reshuffle his team? Analysts say, YES!


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Since the time Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for a meeting to provide an explanation over a bill seeking an increase in salaries recently passed by the Punjab Assembly, there are speculations that the CM Punjab is going to be replaced. A few days back, Haroon ur Rasheed of Dunya TV said that the PM was considering to replace Buzdar with someone else who may ensure governance and the rule of law in Punjab.

But Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar rejected any such development and maintained that the PM has only passed on some necessary instructions to the CM. In a talk-show Breaking with Malick anchorperson, Muhammad Malick broke the news that three names are being considered to replace CM Buzdar. Mohsin Langrial, Aslam Iqbal and Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht.

PTI now must unveil its roadmap to end poverty and strengthen institutions if it is interested to enjoy popular legitimacy in the coming days.

“Buzdar has reportedly been given three months to improve his performance otherwise he’ll be replaced,” he added. Analysts believe that Prime Minister Khan is clear about what he is up to but he is unable to get a competent team in order to materialize his idea of change. Irshad Bhatti, a prominent analyst, argues that the PM failed to appoint competent individuals in the driving seats in Punjab and KP. “What PM needs to do is very clear.

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Appoint four to five competent federal ministers and two dynamic and visionary men in Punjab and KP,” he suggested PM Khan. Prominent political commentator and Editor Fahd Hussain argues that “make no mistake: there is trouble — serious trouble — in Punjab.” Fahd argues that CM Buzdar has little or no control over police and bureaucracy in the province. “This trouble starts with the Chief Minister’s control, or lack of it, over the running of the province.

Haroon ur Rasheed of Dunya TV said that the PM was considering to replace Buzdar with someone else who may ensure governance and the rule of law in Punjab.

Yes he travels regularly across the land suspending an odd official here and a random bureaucrat there, but his grip is weak on the affairs of the domain he lords over,” he wrote months ago. While proposing solutions to ensure better governance in Punjab, Fahd suggests that “now Khan needs to make him (CM Buzdar) un-happen if he wants to return to his original vision. Today Punjab is a mess. Forget competing with Shahbaz Sharif; the province is on the brink of a major crisis.”

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Furthermore, it is argued that joblessness, poverty, inflation and politicized police along with a joint opposition may prove difficult for the Prime Minister to manage. As it is reported that it is the credibility of PM Khan which has allowed the government to sustain without any public resentment.

PTI now must unveil its roadmap to end poverty and strengthen institutions if it is interested to enjoy popular legitimacy in the coming days. Experts and political commentators jointly suggest PM Khan review the performance of his team members and take the decisions accordingly to transform his idea of change into a concrete reality.

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