Hasan Askari sworn in as caretaker CM Punjab

LAHORE: On Friday, Professor Hasan Askari Rizvi took oath as caretaker Punjab chief minister at  Governor House.

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Governor Punjab Rafeeq Ranjwana administered the oath

On Thursday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had nominated the analyst and professor as caretaker chief minister after a parliamentary committee failed to reach a consensus over the proposed candidates.

Following to reach the final conclusion after a parliamentary committee failed to reach a consensus over the proposed candidates, the ECP nominated the analyst and professor as caretaker Punjab chief minister.

Dr Hassan Askari is a Pakistani political scientist and military analyst, noted for his work in comparative politics, nuclear weapons and the country’s domestic policy.

According to ECP, the government had suggested Justice (retd) Sair Ali and Admiral (retd) M Zakaullah’s names for the post, while the opposition had suggested names of Ayaz Amir and Dr Hasan Askari.

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