Dr Hasan Askari Named by ECP as Caretaker Punjab CM

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Lahore: ECP or Election Commission of Pakistan nominated Dr Hasan Askari as the caretaker CM of Punjab.

ECP named Dr Hasan Askari for the caretaker CM of Punjab. However, the parliamentary committee did not reach on consensus over the final candidate. According to sources, opposition suggested the names of Dr Hasan Askari and Ayaz Amir. However, the government suggested the names of Admiral (retd) M Zakaullah and Justice (retd) Sair Ali.

Yesterday, the meeting of the parliamentary committee was end without any result and both opposition and government representatives failed to show consensus on one name. Khuwaja Imran Nazir, Malik Ahmed Khan, and Rana Sanaullah from PML-N represented the government. However, Shoaib Siddiqui, Sibtain Khan, and Mehmood-ur-Rasheed from PTI represented opposition. Previously, the opposition and government agreed on the name of Nasir Mahmood Khosa but PTI later withdrew from the name.

Key Details about Dr Hasan Askari


Dr Hasan Askari is a famous military analyst and political scientist and currently teaching political science at Punjab University. During 1996 to 1999, he provided his services to Columbia University where he taught Pakistan Studies as a visiting professor. From 1988 to 1991, he taught as Allama Iqbal Professor at the famous Heidelberg University of Germany. He also wrote several books and awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2010 for his services to Pakistan.

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