LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Parvez Elahi successfully got the vote of confidence from the Provincial Assembly (PA) amid a boycott and chaos from the opposition.
As usual, the session of the Punjab Assembly started with a delay of 49 minutes. In the beginning, the speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Sibtain Khan, assured the opposition that CM Elahi will take the Trust vote.
During the session, the opposition began sloganeering regarding “Take a vote of confidence” and demonstrating in front the dice of the speaker.
Despite orders of the speaker, the opposition did not take back their seats, and the drama was being continued till the announcement of Elahi’s success.
However, amid chaos, Chaudhary Parvez Elahi got 186 votes of confidence from the member of the Assembly.
After a victory, “It was a good surprise for PMLN, they are habitual for horse trading, and today, they had come to know that Elahi’s cabinet is not for sale,” says CM Punjab.
“The PMLN has become a party of Raiwind,” said Parvez Elahi, adding, “There is just one leader whose name is Imran Khan.”
Elahi thanked the PTI leadership to support him.
Punjab’s politics have been ambiguous since last year, when the setting Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted through the no-confidence motion submitted by PMLN-led PDM, the coalition government.
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