–PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi also contacting independent candidates to gather support for his candidature for CM’s office
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid has emerged as a strong candidate for the position of Punjab chief minister.
Dr Rashid lost the general election but will reportedly enter the assembly on a reserved seat.
She met PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday at his residence in Bani Gala and discussed the current political situation in Lahore and Punjab.
Further, Aleem Khan, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, Pervaiz Elahi and Fawad Chaudhary are also being seen as the top contenders for the coveted position in case PTI is successful in forming its government in Punjab.
According to media reports, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Pervaiz Elahi has also started contacting independent candidates in the province.
It was reported that Elahi was reaching out to the same independent candidates that the PTI was bidding for.
Earlier, People took to Twitter to appeal to PTI’s senior leadership to select the doctor for Punjab’s top office.
Actor and writer, Vasay Chaudhry said, “If there is one person who’s loss has made me sad, it’s Dr Yasmin Rashid and I wish PTI gives her a reserved seat in the Punjab assembly and make her CM because it would be the most brilliant thing to have a woman CM who is hardworking, upright, Loyal and from the working class.”
If there is 1 person who’s loss has made me Sad,its Dr.Yasmin Rashid.I wish PTI gives her a reserve seat in PA & then makes her the CM (if they form a Govt in Punjab)It would be the most brilliant thing to have a woman CM who is hardworking,upright,Loyal & from the working class.
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) July 27, 2018
Rights activist and lawyer Hassaan Niazi said, “Dr Yasmin Rashid is number one on Punjab reserved seats and she is one of the most accomplished doctors of Pakistan, so her name should be considered for Punjab CM.”
Dr Yasmin Rashid is number 1 on Punjab reserve seats.She is 1 of the most accomplished doctors of Pakistan.Her name should be considered for Punjab CMship @Dr_YasminRashid @ChMSarwar @Asad_Umar @ArifAlvi @zubairniazi @HamidMirPAK @Xadeejournalist @Maria_Memon #FirstFemaleOfPunab
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) July 27, 2018
TV anchor Maria Memon said, “Yasmin Rashid is a total boss lady!”
Yasmin Rashid is a total boss lady!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 https://t.co/8YgqYMRC5c
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) July 27, 2018
TV anchor and journalist Tariq Mateen said, “I would love to see Dr Yasmin Rashid in the seat of Punjab CM.”
I would love to see Dr Yasmin Rashid in the seat of CM Punjab
— Tariq Mateen (@tariqmateen) July 28, 2018
One of the users wrote: “SAY YES TO DR YASMIN: After her great fight in Lahore, Dr Yasmin Rashid should be placed at No 1 on the PTI list of reserved women candidates. She deserves to be a CM Punjab.”
SAY YES TO DR YASMIN: After her great fight in Lahore, Dr Yasmin Rashid should be placed at No 1 on the PTI list of reserved women candidates. She deserves to be a CM Punjab.@Asad_Umar@ImranKhanPTI #ElectionResults2018 #ElectionPakistan2018 #YasmeenRashid @Dr_YasminRashid
— Adee Cheema (@Usmancheema932) July 27, 2018
— Faria (@FariaSays) July 27, 2018