LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) deputy chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi Wednesday raised considerations over the appointment of Mohsin Naqvi because the interim chief minister of Punjab, calling it “controversial.”
Chatting with journalists in Multan, Qureshi stated his occasion has critical reservations about Naqvi’s appointment and has determined to “take to the streets” in protest.
He additionally stated the PTI has recorded its protest with the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) over the appointment.
Qureshi additionally commented on the arrest of PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry and the appointment of Bilal Siddique Kamyana because the Lahore capital metropolis police officer, criticizing each developments as politically motivated.
Thought-about a detailed good friend and confidant of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Naqvi’s appointment is taken into account a win for the PDM authorities.
Naqvi can also be married into the household of former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and his cousin Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.
Regardless of this relationship, the appointment has rubbed Pervez Elahi and his political allies, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), the improper method. Fawad Chaudhry, senior vp of the occasion, rejected the appointment and stated the tribunal “by no means did not disappoint” the opposition occasion.
“We reject the choice to nominate a controversial particular person corresponding to Mohsin Naqvi because the chief minister,” he stated whereas urging occasion employees to organize for mass-scale protests led by their chief Imran Khan.
“Appointing Naqvi because the caretaker chief minister is making a mockery of the Structure. The PTI will problem the choice and protest towards it,” stated Asad Umar, the occasion’s normal secretary, in a tweet.
Pervez Elahi additionally introduced up his personal relationship with Naqvi, saying “how can an individual I’m associated to be appointed caretaker chief minister? We’ll strategy the Supreme Courtroom concerning the ECP’s choice,” he tweeted, additionally recalling that Naqvi had struck a plea discount in a graft case.