PTI rejects Mohsin Naqvi’s appointment as caretaker Punjab CM!
Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi took oath as the interim chief minister in Lahore late Sunday night.
Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman administered the oath to Mohsin Naqvi at a ceremony held at the Governor House.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appointed Mohsin Naqvi as the caretaker CM for Punjab as Punjab Assembly parliamentary committee could not agree on the appointment during a crucial meeting.
Reacting to Naqvi’s appointment, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that the PML-N had a “history of selecting their own umpires but it’s incredible how the ECP has selected a sworn enemy of PTI as the caretaker chief minister, a post meant for a non-partisan-person”.
Imran stated that the election commission had “helped reduce Pakistan into a banana republic, making our democracy a joke”. He further said he would hold a press conference tomorrow (Monday) to “expose this entire farce”.
of voluntary return a person cannot hold any public office at federal or prov level nor in any state org. ECP has helped reduce Pak to a Banana Republic making our democracy a joke. I will be holding a presser tomorrow to expose this entire farce.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 22, 2023
PTI Secretary General Asad Umar in a tweet said that appointing Naqvi as the caretaker chief minister was akin to making a mockery of the Constitution.
He added that the PTI would challenge the decision and protest against it.
محسن نقوی کی بطور نگران وزیر اعلیٰ تعیناتی آئن کے ساتھ مذاق کے مترادف ہے. تحریک انصاف اس کے خلاف قانونی چیلنج بھی کرے گی اور عوامی احتجاج بھی— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 22, 2023
PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry criticised EPC and said that the commission “never failed to disappoint”.
“We reject the decision to appoint a controversial person such as Mohsin Naqvi as the chief minister,” he said, adding that there was no other option apart from protesting in the streets.
He called on party workers to prepare, saying that a large campaign would be launched under the leadership of party chief Imran Khan.
الیکشن کمیشن نے کبھی مایوس نہیں کیا، محسن نقوی جیسے متنازعہ سخص کو وزیر اعلی مقرر کرنے کے فیصلے کو مسترد کرتے ہیں ، اس نظام کے خلاف سڑکوں پر جدوجہد کے علاوہ کوئ راستہ نہیں ۔۔ کارکنان تیاری کریں عمران خان کی قیادت میں بڑی مہم چلائیں گے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 22, 2023
Senior PTI leader and former education minister, Shafqat Mahmood also criticised the decision.
“What a mockery ECP appointing Mohsin Naqvi as caretaker CM; The one man considered most unsuitable for this position. This amounts to virtually handing over power to N and PPP to conduct elections in Punjab. So much for free and fair elections,” he said.
What a mockery ECP appointing Mohsin Naqvi as caretaker CM; The one man considered most unsuitable for this position. This amounts to virtually handing over power to N and PPP to conduct elections in Punjab. So much for free and fair elections— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) January 22, 2023
PTI rejects ECP’s decision
We reject the appointment of Mohsin Naqvi as a Caretaker Cheif Minister of Punjab.— PTI Rwp Official (@PTIOfficialRWP) January 22, 2023
He has taken a plea bargain of Rs 3.5 Million from NAB.
As per SC decision a person who has taken a plea bargain is unfit to hold a public office.#محسن_نقوی_نامنظور #چوروں_کا_چور_CM_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/BLAuyYLKz8
The law is clear. What the ECP has done is in direct violation of Supreme Court Order Case No. 17/2016. Mohsin Naqvi applied for voluntary plea bargain in a corruption case by returning 3.5 million rupees to NAB. The saga of ECP continues… #محسن_نقوی_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/vtGOJM9h1V— Senator Azam Khan Swati (@AzamKhanSwatiPk) January 22, 2023
#محسن_نقوی_نامنظور— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) January 22, 2023
How can someone who confessed on oath to being part of bribery, be appointed Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab by the Election Commission!
Obviously these criminals of PDM have appointed their tout to compromise the forthcoming provincial elections! pic.twitter.com/kObhMI4WMI
Plea bargainer from NAB, front man of #ZardariMafia Mohsin Naqvi is being appointed as Caretaker CM of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province!— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) January 22, 2023
This country is being run by the worst of the worst!
How low will we go?#محسن_نقوی_نامنظور