PTI proposes Orya Maqbool Jan, Yaqoob Izhar for Punjab caretaker CMArchive
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has nominated hardliner Orya Maqbool Jan and businessman Yakoob Izhar for the Punjab caretaker chief minister post, announced party leader Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed on Friday.
The PTI had already nominated senior analyst Prof Hassan Askari.
Rasheed announced the names following a meeting with the Punjab Assembly speaker. He expressed hope that the two sides would reach a consensus on the issue by Sunday.
A meeting is expected with Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday, he added.
However, shortly after Rasheed announced the names, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said that the party nominated Hassan Askari, Ayaz Amir and Yaqub Izhar for Punjab CM — He did not mention Orya Maqbool Jan.