Lahore January 14 2023: Governor Punjab dissolved the provincial Assembly of the Punjab and appointed Pervaiz Elahi as caretaker Chief Minister of the province.
The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and the Cabinet stands dissolved under Article 112(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan w.e.f. 14th January, 2023 at 2210 hours.
The care-taker Chief Minister shall be appointed by the undersigned in consultation with the outgoing Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Provincial Assembly as per Article 224(1A) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Above in view, Governor Punjab call upon CM Punjab and Humza Shahbaz to participate in the process of appointment of care-taker Chief Minister and provide the name of a person to be appointed as such, within three days hereof, i.e. by the 17th January, 2023, 2210 hours.
Governor Punjab writes, "In this respect, should Prevaiz Elahi desire to call on the Humza Shahbaz, leader of the opposition, or that a meeting be arranged amongst the three of us, please be assured that I remain available for the discharge of my constitutional duties."