Three names surface for caretaker CM Punjab slot
*LAHORE: *Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Mehmood-ur-Rashid called on Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday to finalise the name of caretaker CM, but both leaders failed to reach a consensus.
The meeting was held in Model Town where Speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah and Sibtain Khan were also present.
According to sources, the opposition leader proposed the name of former chief secretary Kamran Rasool for the caretaker chief minister of Punjab. However, the two leaders failed to reach a consensus and did not make the final decision in this regard.
The deadlock is still there despite the meeting and no breakthrough has been made as of yet. However, it has been learned that the name of caretaker Punjab CM will be announced by Monday as the two sides reached consensus on two names.
The meeting was held in a cordial manner which lasted for half an hour. According to reliable sources, the leaders made a pledge in the meeting not to make any name public till the final decision on Monday. The two sides agreed on the point that if any name is made public, that name will be excluded from the list and no compromise will be made in this regard.
The names of former director general of FIA Tariq Khosa and former chief secretary Dr Safdar Mehmood are making rounds on the PTI’s sid