Mohsin Naqvi appointed as interim Punjab CM

Mohsin Naqvi appointed as interim Punjab CM

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi on Sunday night took oath as the interim chief minister of Punjab.

Punjab Governor Baligh Ur Rehman administered oath to Naqvi at the Governor House in Lahore.

Earlier the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appointed Naqvi — a nominee of the opposition —as the caretaker Punjab CM.

The ECP, in a statement, said that a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja made the consensus decision to appoint Naqvi as the caretaker Punjab CM.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) categorically rejected the appointment made by the ECP, declaring “Naqvi” as a “controversial” personality.

The electoral body’s decision came after the government and the opposition failed to reach a consensus on finalising the name of a caretaker CM.