PTI Takes U-turn on Elahi's Vote of Confidence - Capital TV

June 3, 2023


PTI Takes U-turn on Elahi’s Vote of Confidence

Anum Razzaque

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), once again took a U-turn referring to the vote of confidence of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Parvez Elahi.

Earlier, on 26 December, Chairman PTI Imran Khan expressed his confidence on Elahi and said he will not dissolve the assembly before taking a vote of Trust.

At that time, Imran Khan said on 11 January, Elahi will take the trust vote and then dissolve the assembly.

In the next development, on 6 January, Elahi rejected to take the vote of confidence and termed the notification of the governor of Punjab, Baligh-ur-Rehman as illegal.

However, PTI has decided not to take the vote of trust in the next session of the Punjab Assembly held on 9 January.

Sources of Capital TV said, “PTI did not direct its member of PA regarding trust vote.”

Law experts advised Khan to subject the vote of confidence to a judicial decision. There is no constitutional value in the governor’s order regarding the trust vote.

Hence, Punjab is facing political uncertainty since March 2022, when the coalition government submitted a motion of no-confidence against the setting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

PTI made the coalition government in Punjab after the victory of the general elections in 2018. Aleem Khan Group, Jahangir Tareen Group, and PML-Q were the allies of PTI, so the opposition submitted a no-trust motion against the speaker of the Punjab Assembly as well, and Jahangir Tareen and Aleem Khan made their ways separate from PTI.

The aforementioned no-confidence motion fuelled the political uncertainty in Punjab.

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