Omar Sarfaraz Cheema removed as governor Punjab by federal govt.

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE -- A day after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Hamza Shehbaz Sharif was voted as the Punjab chief minister amid reservations by the opponents, the federal government on Sunday removed Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema, who was appointed to the post by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government earlier this month while removing former governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar.

The development was confirmed by PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb to a private TV channel. The government has yet to name a new governor.

Meanwhile PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has denied the reports of removal of governor Punjab from his position, saying that president of Pakistan enjoys the authority to remove governor and so far he has not received such summary. Fawad Chaudhry said that Omar Cheema will continue to work as governor Punjab.

Cheema was sacked amid reports that he has sought an inquiry report from the Punjab Assembly speaker over the election of the new chief minister that was won by Hamza after a violent confrontation between the PML-N and...

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