Selection of caretaker Punjab Chief Minister in progress

Selection of caretaker Punjab Chief Minister in progress

LAHORE: Parliamentary committee meeting for selection of a caretaker chief minister Punjab has ended inconclusively.

Member of the committee from the opposition Chaudhry Zaheeruddin told the press that all four names were discussed in depth.He hoped committee will agree on a name Tuesday.He said talks are moving forward in a positive way and the committee will meet again at 11am today.The Six member parliamentary committee ended its second day of deliberations for the selection of caretaker Chief Minister Punjab without reaching a decision.

Rana Sanaullah, Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman and Malik Iqbal Channar are representing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, while the opposition side is represented by Shaukat Basra, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin and Zulfiqar Gondal.While speaking to the media after the meeting PPP leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin said the committee is close to making a decision, adding that they hope to announce the name for caretaker Chief Minister Punjab on Tuesday.

Meanwhile PPP leader Shaukat Basra said that the PML-N had raised no objections over the names proposed by the PPP.A third session of the parliamentary committee will be held on Tuesday morning to continue deliberations for the selection of caretaker Chief Minister Punjab.The PML-N has proposed the names of Justice (retd) Amir Raza Khan and former bureaucrat Khuwaja Zaheer while the opposition suggested names of Najam Sethi, senior journalist and political commentator, and Justice (retd) Zahid Hussain. – OnlineNews