>Chakwal District is favorite for four slots in Punjab cabinet<
CHAKWAL: Significant change in the political and government setup is likely in District Chakwal. Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Parvez Elahi was elected from NA 65 Chakwal-II and >Ch. Parvez Elahi< has an influence in the future district politics. Raja Yasir Sarfraz MPA of PTI is favourite to be inducted in Punjab Cabinet as a minister of Higher Education. Hafiz Ammar Yasir of PML (Q) elected MPA under Ch. Parvez Elahi’s constituency is also likely to be inducted in Punjab cabinet from the quota of PML (Q). >Dr. Yasmin Rashid< also belongs to Chakwal District and she is likely to be sworn as health minister Punjab. MNA elect Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Dulha may head the parliamentary committee of overseas. By-election at NA 65 has been announced and Election Commission of Pakistan also announced the election schedule and the nomination papers are to be filed from 28th to 31st of August and polling date is fixed on 14th October. Veteran Politician Ch. Shujaat Hussain has been nominated by PML (Q) with the consent of PTI however there are some serious concerns and reservations on the part of PTI and Sardar Ghulam Abbas Group which was instrumental in PTI’s win at Chakwal District in the recent general elections. Sardar Ghulam Abbas wanted to contest the by-election on the ticket of PTI but seat adjustment made by PTI and PML (Q) at the highest level showed that PML (Q) will nominate its candidate in by-election. Joint opposition so far failed to bring consensus candidate against Ch. Shujaat Hussain and there are four most probable candidates Sardar Faiz Tamman, Mansoor Hayyat Tamman, Aslam Sethi and Shahryar Awan are among the list and it is likely that one of these four will be pitched against Ch. Shujaat Hussain.