Punjab

Khosa Excuses From Assuming Charge of Caretaker CM Punjab

Nasir Khan Khosa on Thursday has excused himself from serving as caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM) ahead of general elections 2018.
According to sources, the leader said that he was not taken into confidence before suggesting his name.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz led provincial Government decided not to accept Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf’s decision to withdraw the name of Nasir Khosa as caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab.
Source told Abb Takk that summary of Nasir Khosa as a caretaker chief minister has already been sent to Governor Punjab.
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Wednesday withdrew support for Nasir Khosa’s candidature for Punjab’s caretaker chief minister. According to the PTI, now the new name would be proposed by PTI Chief Imran Khan himself.
Taking another u-turn, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had withdrawn its nominee Nasir Khan Khosa for the post of caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM).
As per details garnered, opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed stated that party would announce new name for the same after holding a consultation. He further stated that announcement was made in haste.
He went on to say that party had fallen prey to misunderstanding. “Ever since his nomination, Nasir Khan Khosa has become a controversial figure”, held Rasheed.The agreement between chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and opposition leader was made on the name of Nasir Saeed Khosa for the caretaker chief minister Punjab on Monday.
The announcement was made in a joint press conference of chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and opposition leader Mian Mehmoodru Raheed in Lahore.
PTI’s Mehmood ur Rasheed had announced the selection of Khosa candidature for the position. Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had later said consensus had been reached on the candidate, who is a former chief secretary. He had also praised the Khosa’s personality.
Addressing press conference CM Punjab said that Nasir Khosa pious person and have good credibility.
“I hope Nasir Khosa will conduct the transparent and fair election,” he said.He also thanked opposition leader for his cooperation to solve the issue amicably and expressed hope that all the political parties will be given equal opportunities to contest the election.
It is worth here to mention that general elections for both National Assembly and provincial assemblies will be held on July-25.