There is no official word on what this means for his involvement with the Pakistan Super League, although he is almost certain to take a full part in it.
Wahab plays for Peshawar Zalmi and till this year, he captained the team before Babar Azam became the 2017 champions. He was retained by Zalmi in the Diamond category, a downgrade from his erstwhile Platinum status.
The 37-year-old Wahab last played international cricket for Pakistan in 2020, having featured in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20Is, taking 237 wickets across formats.
His appointment was notified by Punjab’s caretaker chief minister Mohsin Naqvi, and he will remain in office till Punjab hosts provincial elections, likely in April.
In Pakistan, a caretaker government is established upon the dissolution of the legislatures in the lead-up to provincial and national elections. The Caretaker Government oversees the elections, and the ministers who hold Caretaker positions are appointed rather than elected. Wahab does not have much political affiliation or administrative experience, although his late father-in-law and Naqvi were prominent members of Lahore’s business community.