Punjab Interim CM Selection to Spark PTI Protests

Khan said on Monday that the PTI would protest Naqvi’s appointment as caretaker chief minister on Tuesday, calling him “corrupt”.

PTI chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that his party would protest Mohsin Naqvi’s appointment as Punjab’s caretaker chief minister on Tuesday, saying he would not accept such a “corrupt” individual.

In his address, he predicted that he would appoint top officials to top positions after Naqvi was elected interim prime minister.

“During my time as head of the intelligence bureau, I received a report about a man who attempted to overthrow [PTI’s] government the most. It was Mohsin Naqvi.

“Mohsin Naqvi will bring all of our most ardent adversaries,” he added.

During a vote of no confidence, the deposed prime minister censured the Punjab interim chief minister for his ties to PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

“What reputation would a man whom Zardari adopts as his son? Khan stated that Naqvi lacked both moral standards and impartiality.

PTI leader deplored the ECP’s appointment of a media mogul as governor of Pakistan’s largest province.

“The standards of our democracy have deteriorated to the point where no one has faith in the government’s ability to conduct transparent elections. The primary rationale for a caretaker government is its impartiality.”

Khan also added that his party’s proposed interim CM candidates were all rejected.

“When we selected Nasir Khosa’s name, we assumed that Ahmed Sukhera, the cabinet secretary at the time, would be acceptable. Naveed Akram Cheema was Shehbaz Sharif’s private secretary. They rejected all of our names, however.”

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