‘We Will Not Accept the Caretaker Selected by ECP,’ Elahi Warns Opposition - Capital TV

May 29, 2023


‘We Will Not Accept the Caretaker Selected by ECP,’ Elahi Warns Opposition

Anum Razzaque

LAHORE: The key ally of Imran Khan and the former Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Chaudhary Parvez Elahi, has warned that he will take the matter to the supreme court if the selection of a caretaker CM goes to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

This development surfaced when the speaker of the assembly formed a parliamentary committee to address the issue.

Elahi claims, he and his allies are aware of the ECP’s intentions and have threatened to oppose the caretaker CM selected by the ECP.

The Punjab Assembly was dissolved on January 14, and Elahi will serve as CM until a caretaker is appointed. The meeting of the parliamentary committee will be held today, where they will select a caretaker CM from the four names provided by the government and opposition.

Read more: Who Will Be Caretaker CM of Punjab? Parliamentary Committee to Make Selections

If the committee fails to make a selection, the ECP will have the authority to select a name within two days. Meanwhile, Imran Khan announced the dissolution of the assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on December 17.

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To prevent the dissolution, the opposition in the Punjab assembly submitted a motion of no-confidence against Elahi. However, amid chaos, Chaudhary Parvez Elahi received 186 votes of confidence from members of the Assembly, and dissolved the assembly the next day.

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