Hasan Askari named as caretaker chief minister for Punjab

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Thursday that Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi, a political scientist, will take over as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab.

ECP’s Additional Secretary Admin Nazir Akhtar, in a media talk, said that the name of the former justice has been selected in a high-level meeting, headed by the chief election commissioner.

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The election body had summoned a session for the appointment of a caretaker chief minister of Punjab after the parliamentary committee that met on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus over the appointment.

The ECP confirmed that former Speaker Punjab assembly has forwarded four names for caretaker CM Punjab and it will announce the name after consultation.

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