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Decision pending as Imran Khan mulls over candidates for Punjab CM slot

The race for the control of Punjab province entered the last phase with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) claiming to achieve the required seats needed to form the provincial government.
Meanwhile, PTI chairman Imran Khan is yet to announce the nomination for Punjab Chief Minister.
Party leader Jehangir Tareen has said that no one has done lobbying for Punjab CM post as Imran Khan will take make the final decision.
Aleem Khan, Yasmin Rashid, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Mian Mehmood ur Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Fawad Chaudhry are six candidates for key chief minister of Punjab position.
PTI has done detailed consultation pertaining to government formation matter.
PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has already claimed to have secured majority in both Centre and Punjab and announced to form government.
Fawad stated that PTI has obtained support of as many as 168 lawmakers in National Assembly and 180 lawmakers in Punjab Assembly.
On the other, PTI’s alliance with Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has further strengthened after the decision to nominate Chaudhry Pervez Elahi as speaker of Punjab Assembly.
Elahi has also expressed his approval in the matter. If elected, he will be resuming the post for second time as 17th speaker of Punjab Assembly.
The PML-Q leader was earlier elected as the speaker in 1997.