After the parliamentary committee failed to agree on a candidate for the position of caretaker chief minister of Punjab, the subject was referred to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The ECP is reportedly holding a consultation today about the nomination of the Chief Minister of Punjab.
The electoral commission, sources say, will appoint the province’s caretaker chief minister within the next two days and inform the government by Sunday night.
As caretaker chief minister candidates, the PTI-PML-Q coalition proposed Naveed Akram Cheema and Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, while the opposition proposed Mohsin Naqvi and Ahad Cheema.
After being approached by the PML-N, Naveed Akram Cheema, the candidate selected by departing Punjab CM Pervaiz Elahi, declined to participate in the Punjab caretaker set-up.
On Friday, a parliamentary committee made up of both government and opposition members could not agree on a candidate for the caretaker post of chief minister in the Punjab.
Leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Raja Basharat told the media that opposition Legislators did not support the nominees proposed by the government.
Malik Ahmed Khan, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), claimed during a news conference that the government’s choices for caretaker chief minister of Punjab are not qualified for the position.
He lamented the fact that the situation with the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab could not be settled politically.
No agreement could be reached, hence the subject of who should serve as temporary chief minister in Punjab was sent to the electoral commission.