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Saturday May 07 2022
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Fed govt nominates Baligh-ur-Rehman as governor Punjab

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PML-N leader Baligh-ur-Rehman. — Geo.tv/File
PML-N leader Baligh-ur-Rehman. — Geo.tv/File

  • Summary to appoint Baligh-ur-Rehman as governor Punjab has been sent to President Arif Alvi for approval.
  • If President Arif Alvi approves summary then Rehman would replace incumbent Omar Sarfaraz Cheema.
  • Rehman, who hails from Bhawalpur, was elected from the NA-185 constituency in 2008 and 2013.


The federal government has nominated Baligh-ur-Rehman as the new governor of Punjab, Geo News reported on Saturday

The summary to replace incumbent Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema with Rehman has been sent to President Arif Alvi.

Rehman, who hails from Bhawalpur, was elected from the NA-185 constituency in 2008 and 2013. He had served as the state minister for education, interior and narcotics control when Nawaz Sharif became prime minister after the PML-N’s victory in the 2013 elections.

After Nawaz Sharif’s removal, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi included him in his cabinet and was made a federal minister with a portfolio of education and professional training.

The Shehbaz Sharif-led government had approached President Arif Alvi twice for the removal of Governor Cheema. Both times the president had instructed the governor to continue holding office until a decision has been made on the summary moved to remove him.

Incumbent Governor Cheema has been causing problems for the PML-N in Punjab ever since he was given the post by Imran Khan during his last days in power. The governor had triggered a constitutional crisis after he was refused to administer the oath to Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz.

Hamza was finally sworn in after the Lahore High Court ordered NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to administer the oath to Hamza.