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The formation of the Punjab cabinet laid on hold until the resignation of the governor – Pakistan

LAHORE: Formation of a new provincial cabinet after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz was sworn in in as chief minister of Punjab likely to be delayed pending removal of incumbent Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, Dawn learned.

BUT senior leader of opened PML-N on Sunday that discussion to complete the names for The Punjab cabinet, led by PML-N, was under way, but the process could be delayed for pair of weeks before the governor’s removal.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif sent resume for Removal of Mr. Cheem from President Arif Alvi on 16 April.

“While Mr. Chima in office he’s not going to be sworn in new Cabinet of Punjab for sureirresistible us to move court. Therefore we decided instead of seek court intervention again for goal, [we should] wait until he (Chima) gets fired by the middle of this month”, senior This was stated by the leader of the PML-N.

Former Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Governor of Chima made it’s painstakingly difficult for Mr. Hamza will take the oath even two weeks after he received elected in meeting session marked by an unprecedented mayhem. Governor of Chima who replaced Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on On April 3, he refused to swear in Mr. Hamza, after which the latter took oath of office of Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Saturday on decision of the Lahore High Court.

PML-N believes PTI Chima won’t swear in new ministers

“PML-N is not want oath of new Cabinet of Ministers of Punjab to face trial like that of Mr. Hamza and can wait for 10 days or so, seeing the decision of the coalition, the own governor takes responsibility,” the PML-N leader said.

According to the Constitution, the president can conduct a summary sent by the prime minister. for 14 days without decision. After of period, prime minister can re-endorse his advice in it’s respect and the president can keep it decision for 10 more days. After this period, the governor will run removed and prime minister authorized to appoint new governor.

in second week of May, Mr. Chima wouldn’t more to be governor party explained the leader, adding that then new Punjab cabinet to be sworn in in.

PML-N had already announced delivery over Governor of Punjab office to his PPP ally, who nominated Makhdoom Ahmad Mahmud, President of the southern Punjab, for slot. Mr. Mahmoud remained Governor of the Punjab during the PPP’s previous tenure.

About Discussions on “suitable candidates” in Hamza’s office party an insider said: “Prime Minister Shahbaz will have an important say in in selection of cabinet members from his party. Pair of ‘favorites’ of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz May also be included”.

Disgruntled Leader of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf Jehangir Khan Tarin will recommend names from his group, while other PTI dissidents like Alim Khan and Asad Khokhar seem interested in participating of in new Cabinet of the Punjab.

However, the sword of de landing still hung on 26 PTI dissidents who voted for PML-N leader in elections of Main minister. In this case, PTI taken from dissidents in cabinet may serve briefly as Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced decision on the certificate filed by PTI through the Speaker of the Elahi Punjab Assembly this month.

According to sources, PPP also was looking for a speaker or deputy speaker slot from PML-N, except for a couple of ministries.

Also, CM hamza, who served 20 months jail term in in money laundering and the affairs of Ramzan Sugar Mills of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a pre-arrest deposit until May 14 in Another money laundering case of 14 billion rupees initiated by the Federal Investigation Agency.

Since Hamza’s name was taken over by his political opponents in transfer and placement of police officers in Punjab during tenure of his father as chief minister have a word in PML-N circles that Prime Minister Shehbaz will command in provincial affairs and Hamza role would just be “ceremonial”.

on twitter former federal minister Munis Elahi of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid said Mr. Hamza became CM by “stealing the mandate” of PTI. He wrote: “Congratulations people of Punjab for fake CM”. He said Mr. Hamza stolen PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s mandate to become a ‘controversial’ chief minister and expressed the hope that CEP would not drag out the case of The PTI poachs and removes them as they defected to the PML-N.

Published in Dawn, May 2, 2022

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