(Web Desk) After many futile meetings of opposition and government, even no accord in parliamentary committee and a long hue and cry for the selection of the candidate, ECP on Wednesday finalized the eminent scholastic and analyst Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi as the new CM Punjab for the upcoming two-month interim period.
During a press conference, ECP officials said that the name was selected after consultation in a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan and also attended by all four ECP secretaries.
Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi and Ayaz Amir were the nominees of former opposition while the Ex Punjab government has nominated former naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Justice (retd) Sair Ali for the caretaker Punjab CM.
As soon as his name was announced by the ECP officer, many high-up figures including journalists, media persons, politicians, academics and others took to the twitter. Mainly, many of them expressed their satisfaction while few also uttered their reservations over the selection of comparatively less controversial figure than the rest of the names proposed by both, the former opposition party PTI and former government party PMLN.
Well-known Senior Journalists like Raza Rumi, Farrukh Patafi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ajmal Jami took to the twitter and said,