Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi achieved his first activity on Thursday when he had an eight-member caretaker Cupboard take oath on Thursday, 4 days after his appointment. The caretaker Punjab authorities, as outlined by a court docket judgement, is thus full. Nevertheless, it has been made public that Mr Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan quick bowler, will even be Sports activities Minister, and can take oath when he comes house from Bangladesh, the place he’s presently taking part in for the Khulna Tigers within the ongoing 2020 Bangladesh Premier League. He’s 37, and has not performed worldwide cricket since December 2020, when he performed in a T20 Worldwide, whereas he performed his final Take a look at in October 2018. He’s the primary former Take a look at participant after Mr Imran Khan himself to enter politics. It was additionally noticeable that Mr Naqvi inducted fellow media mogul Amir Mir into the Cupboard as Info Minister. Mir Mir, after a protracted profession in print journalism, was related to Googly Information, an internet TV channel, whereas Mr Naqvi began with CNN till establishing his personal media group.
Mr Naqvi has bought issues with the PTI, which has reacted very negatively to his appointment. He was named by the Election Fee of Pakistan, which the PTI doesn’t like, and it has filed a petition for his removing earlier than the Supreme Courtroom, as has former federal minister Sh Rashid Ahmed. Mr Naqvi’s candidature turned clear when he was nominated by the Punjab Chief of the opposition. The primary two levels of the caretaker CM-appointing course of then glided by, as neither the outgoing CM and Opposition Chief carried out any consultations, nor did the joint committee agree on a reputation. The Structure then makes the ECP make the selection.
Maybe the principle activity of the Naqvi authorities is to carry contemporary elections on time. No date has been introduced, which has given rise to concern, the PTI alleging that Mr Naqvi has been inducted to delay elections. It additionally alleges he’s out to persecute it, an allegation strengthened by the arrest of PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry. Then elections would possibly conflict with Ramzan, and there may be additionally the issue that the outcomes of the census could also be out by then. Mr Naqvi and his workforce have a tough activity forward, and solely the holding of contemporary elections, and on time, can provide the lie this critics.