Nisar may become next Punjab CM, expected to take oath as MPA

Lahore: Senior politician Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is expected to  take oath as member of Punjab Assembly next week months after winning the seat in July 2018 election.

According to media reports , it would be the first time  that the Chaudhry from Chakri would be taking oath as the an MPA. Previously, he had retained  National Assembly seat despite winning  from  Punjab Assembly seat in 2013. 

It is reported that Chaudhry Nisar’s sudden decision to take oath as  MPA and the recent shuffling of Federal Cabinet have given rise to speculations that estranged PML-N leader could emerge as  strong candidate for the coveted post of Punjab Chief Minister.   

 Quoting political analysts, the correspondent said  Nisar’s reputation for being a good administrator could win him chief ministership of the country’s second largest province. Prime Minister Imrn Khan set in motion major changes in his cabinet on Thursday, with Asad Umar becoming  the first minister to  relinquish the charge of finance ministry.

Umar said he was asked to assume charge as energy minister but he refused. Hours later, information minister Fawad Chaudhry and State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Health Minister Amir Kayani were asked to step down.

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