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Meets political leaders: Cabinet within three days: Sethi

Published Mar 29, 2013 05:15am


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Photo shows veteran journalist Najam Sethi, who was chosen as the consensus man for the position of caretaker chief minister of Punjab province on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.—File Photo

LAHORE: Caretaker Chief Minister Najam Sethi will form his cabinet within two to three days which will comprise five to six ministers.

He told reporters after a meeting with Jamaat-i-Islami leaders here on Thursday that a couple of more inductions (into the cabinet) could be made if required. He said all members would be apolitical.

He said it was difficult to follow the Election Commission’s code of conduct but he would assist the ECP in implementing the main articles of the Constitution, sections and clauses of relevant rules.

He also said the JI leadership had given him certain proposals in connection with holding transparent elections by following the articles 62 and 63 and other election-related rules.

About his visit to JI headquarters, he said it was part of his plan of consulting political leaders for holding transparent elections and making a neutral administration.

He told a questioner that a decision regarding a permanent inspector general of police in Punjab was being made.

He said the Chief Election Commissioner had allowed him to reshuffle the provincial bureaucracy and hoped that the job would be done within a week.

Mr Sethi also visited PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif in Model Town and PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervaiz Elahi in Gulberg.

He would meet PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday (today).

The Q League leaders told the media after the visit that they had demanded replacement of all top bureaucrats as the present administration was not impartial.


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Comments (3) Closed

Abdur Razzaque Mar 29, 2013 09:02am
Please ensure and put pressure on others to uphold the essence of Democracy and the Islamic values in our daily life.
Gerry D'Cunha Mar 29, 2013 05:38pm
right man for the right job in the right province
touseef Mar 30, 2013 08:10pm
Only one problem after he is done we would know what democracy really looks and feels like