Thursday, November 15, 2018

Aleem, Iqbal and Yasmin out of race for Punjab CM’s slot

PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo and PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on Wednesday concluded consultation on name of Punjab’s Chief Minister, sources privy to party told Dunya News.

Inside-aware further revealed Aleem Khan, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Yasmin Rashid were out of the race for Punjab’s highest position.

Sources further added the Punjab CM [to be] hails from under-developed area of Punjab and belongs to middle class.

Imran Khan will announce nominee for Punjab CM’s slot tomorrow.

Earlier, Faisal Vawda on Wednesday stated that Punjab’s next chief minister has graduated from US.

If Wawda claims are to be believed, then Humayun Sarfraz and Murad Raas are strong candidates for the aforementioned post.

Imran Khan addressed party’s parliamentary committee and stated that he would nominate a ‘corruption-free’ candidate for Punjab CM’s slot.

Khan—who is expected to take oath as Pakistan’s next premier on August 14—further added that the nominee would have a clean image while calling on all members to support the nominee. Khan vowed to depoliticize Punjab police and making it autonomous.

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