Lahore, ANI. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the Punjab provincial government has been involved in securing at least four ministries. According to The Express Tribune, the ministries include the chairmanship of the standing committee, two parliamentary secretaries and two posts of special assistants, besides portfolios for non-elected members.

A PPP delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf took the decision after a meeting with Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz at his office.

Shahbaz Sharif wrote a letter to the President

Earlier on Friday, the PPP decided that it would push for more representation in the provincial system, as the PPP had already pulled out of the race for the post of Punjab governor. According to the party, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is now free to appoint whomever they want. Let us inform that on Saturday, the government of Shahbaz Sharif has nominated Muhammad Balil-ur-Rehman as the new governor of Punjab province.

According to media reports, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had sent a summary letter to President Arif Alvi asking for the appointment of Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Nasreen Jalil as the Governor of Sindh.

Sources said that during Saturday’s meeting with the Chief Minister, matters related to the current political scenario and other matters were discussed during the meeting. The delegation included Senators Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Hasan Mortaza and others. The participants of the meeting agreed to move forward in unison. The PPP had earlier constituted a committee to propose the power-sharing formula in Punjab and held its meeting at Geelani’s residence a day earlier.

Meanwhile, according to a source, the posts of the deputy speaker as well as the speaker of the provincial assembly, will be handed over to other coalition partners of the government.

Hasan Mortaza refuses to discuss

However, PPP Parliamentary Secretary Hassan Mortaza, on the other hand, denied any such discussion during the meeting, saying that the PPP delegation had gone to the newly-elected Chief Minister only to congratulate him on his official admission. . When asked how many ministries they have or how many ministries they would demand, Mortaza said they would try to get five ministries in Punjab, but it has not been decided yet. He said he would hold another meeting with Hamza Shahbaz next week, where the power-sharing formula would be decided.

Edited By: Piyush Kumar