Election Commissioner Shah Khawar becomes acting PCB chairman
LAHORE: (Web Desk) Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has formally nominated Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi to the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), while under the PCB constitution, Election Commissioner Shah Khawar has become the acting PCB Chairman.
Caretaker Federal Minister Fawad Hasan Fawad said Mohsin Naqvi has been nominated as a pattern representative to the PCB Board of Governors, the notification of which has also been issued.
He said Mohsin Naqvi has been nominated to the PCB Board of Governors in place of Zaka Ashraf. “The prime minister has also accepted the resignation of Zaka Ashraf, after which Election Commissioner Shah Khawar has become the acting PCB chairman as per the PCB constitution,” he added.
Fawad Hasan Fawad said he had a meeting with Shah Khawar in which a discussion on soon completing the PCB Board of Governors and the election process was held.
It is to be noted here that as per Clause 2 of Article 7 of the PCB Constitution, as soon as the post of chairman becomes vacant, all the powers are transferred to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), and constitutionally he is bound to complete the process of election of the board within four weeks.
After the election, the elected chairman can take charge of his office within a week.
In the present situation, the way for Mohsin Naqvi to become the chairman of PCB has been paved, for he will have retired from the duties of caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab by the date of the PCB election.