Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has decided to change his political and administrative team without consulting the federal government, reported a private Tv channel citing sources on Sunday.
According to sources, the Punjab chief minister has decided to inform the federal government in writing about the changes, whereas in the past he used to take such steps after consultation with the centre.
The chief secretary and the Punjab Inspector-General of Police are likely to be replaced in a day or two, revealed sources, adding that the provincial cabinet is likely to be shuffled as well.
Buzdar has sent a panel of names for the new chief secretary and IG Punjab to the federal government, sources said.
In addition to the chief secretary and IG Punjab, police chiefs and senior administrative officers of Punjab, including Lahore, are likely to be replaced.
Sources added previously appointments to higher posts in the province were made by the federal government. However, this time Buzdar has made the decision without consulting the federal government.