Three names – CM Shehbaz Sharif’s son Hamza Shehbaz (MNA), Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Excise and Taxation Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman – are being considered for the slot of CM Punjab.
Hamza is being ‘tipped’ as a leading candidate. He played a pivotal role in political and administrative matters of the province.
He, according to sources, is being dominantly mentioned at the party levels for next CM but at the same time, they say, he would be “playing the virtual role of CM even if he won’t be made the chief executive of the province”.
They also do not rule out the possibility of Hamza’s reaching the Punjab Assembly after contesting the election on the PP-159 Lahore seat to be vacated by his father.