Punjab governor non-committal about election date.

LAHORE -- Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi called on Governor Balighur Rehman on Monday to 'discuss ways to run the province in a better way', but they remained short of making any statement regarding holding of polls in the province in 90 days.

Governor Rehman expressed good wishes for the caretaker CM on assuming the office and expressed hope that 'he will manage the affairs of the province in a better way'.

Mr Naqvi said: 'I will try my best to run the affairs of the province in a better way.'

Traditionally, after assuming the office, a caretaker chief minister makes a statement regarding holding elections in 90 days as per requirement of the constitution.

When asked why he was not announcing the date of the Punjab Assembly elections despite the PA speaker's request, the governor chose not to give a clear reply.

'Adherence to the Constitution and law is my priority. The constitutional process is ongoing. So far nothing has been done against the constitution. In the future, all matters will be handled according to the constitution and law,' the governor said in reply to a journalist's question in a media talk on Monday.

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The governor has yet to reply to PA Speaker Sibtain Khan's letter regarding fixing a date for holding elections in the province since the provincial house stood dissolved as of Jan 14.

In his letter, the speaker had said that under Article 105(3), read with Articles 224 and 224A, the governor was required to announce a date not later than 90 days from the date of dissolution of the assembly, for the elections in the province.

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