LAHORE: Opposition parties of the Punjab Assembly Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have submitted a no-confidence move against Chief Minister Chaudhary Parvez Elahi, meantime governor Punjab asked CM to get a confidence vote.
Opposition members have submitted a no-confidence vote against the chief executive of Punjab Chaudhary Parvez Elahi, Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Subtain Khan, and deputy speaker of the provincial assembly Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi.
This development comes days after former PM Imran Khan’s planned dissolution of provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
However, after the submission of the no-confidence motion, governor Punjab Baligh-ur-Rehman summoned CM Punjab to take a confidence vote from the member of the assembly.
In a summon governor said, “there is a small numeric difference between opposition alliance and government alliance”, adding “I agree that Parvez Elahi has lost the confidence of the house,” he said.
He said, under Article 130 (7) of the constitution of Pakistan, I call the meeting of Punjab Assembly on 21 Dec, at 4 pm, so that CM can collect the vote of confidence.
However, Article 130 (7) of the constitution of Pakistan read; “The Chief Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor, but the Governor shall not exercise his powers under this clause unless he is satisfied that the Chief Minister does not command the confidence of the majority of the members of the Provincial Assembly, in which case he shall summon the Provincial Assembly and require the Chief Minister to obtain a vote of confidence from the Assembly”
The member of the Punjab Assembly Hasan Murtaza said, “we are struggling to save the assemblies and supremacy of parliament.”
However, Mr. Murtaza says, the government needs to show 186 seats to take confidence vote.
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