- Imran Khan refuses to call Punjab CM candidate.
- I’ve realized from my errors, says PTI chief.
- Blames Bajwa for working marketing campaign towards Usman Buzdar.
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday denied revealing the identify of the occasion’s candidate for the coveted slot of Punjab’s chief minister, saying it will “begin a race among the many hopefuls”.
“After studying from all of the errors, I’ll identify a chief minister who will take the province up,” the previous prime minister mentioned whereas talking throughout an interview with a personal information channel.
Khan additionally broke the silence on the backlash he has been receiving from inside over the distribution of tickets for the Punjab Meeting and defined causes for not giving tickets to senior occasion leaders together with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry, Hammad Azhar and Shahbaz Gill.
The previous premier final week authorized PTI tickets for the provincial legislature, sparking a heated debate among the many occasion leaders after which the overview committee was reconstituted to look into the matter.
Former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry had expressed his displeasure over the denial of the ticket, saying he could be stunned if Usman Buzdar is once more made the chief minister regardless of all that had occurred beneath his watch within the nation’s largest province.
“I would like Shah Mahmood, Fawad Chaudhry and Hammad Azhar within the Centre,” Imran Khan advised the anchorperson.
If everybody goes to Punjab, then who will likely be within the Centre, the PTI chief requested, including the federal authorities is the engine to run the nation.
In response to a different query concerning former chief minister Usman Buzdar, Imran Khan mentioned, “When the federal government was fashioned in Punjab [in 2018] three teams emerged in PTI, so Usman Buzdar was made the chief minister”.
The previous premier additionally blamed ex-army chief Common (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa for working a marketing campaign towards Buzdar.
“Common Bajwa campaigned towards Usman Buzdar. He needed to make Aleem Khan the chief minister of Punjab.”
The PTI chief additionally blamed Aleem Khan for land grabbing.
“Lahore Improvement Authority gave a presentation that Aleem Khan had illegally occupied lands within the metropolis.”
In keeping with the record issued by the PTI of its ticket holders, the principle figures who appear within the race for the slot of Punjab CM in case the occasion wins the provincial meeting elections embrace PTI President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, former chief minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Mian Mehmoodul Rasheed.