Dost calls Punjab Assembly session at hotel
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He said, “I reached here to discharge my duties.”
He continue: “I called the session at 7:30 today. I called the meeting using my powers in accordance with the law.
"I have arrived to do my job. I am with PTI. PTI wants to leave me. Punjab has the largest population and there is no CM.
“Shehbaz Gul is the biggest liar."
The Punjab Assembly was sealed with barbed wires installed atop its boundary walls and the building's main gate locked, amid confusion over the scheduling of a crucial session for the election of the province's new chief minister.
Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shehbaz and other joint opposition members including Aleem Khan, Noman Langhrial , Zawar Warraich. Salman Naeem, Ijaz Alam, Akbar Norani, Uzma Karda and Ayesha Nawaz Ch are joining in.
A large contingent of police has been deployed outside the assembly, with personnel carrying batons and shields. Water cannons and Rescue 1122 vehicles have also been parked outside the assembly's building.
The development coincides with the submission of a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari, after he said the session for the chief minister's election would take place tonight at 7:30 pm, but a spokesperson for the provincial assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) denied the development.
Earlier in the day, the PTI submitted a no-confidence motion against its own deputy speaker of the provincial assembly.
A big rift appeared in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the party brought a no-confidence motion against its own Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari. However, Dost Mazari asserted that he still could chair the session of the assembly despite a no-confidence motion against him.
PML-N delegation comprising Khawaja Salman Rafique, Samiullah Khan, Khalik Zahir Sindhu, and Maulana Pir Ashraf Rasool visited Punjab Assembly Secretariat and filed the no-trust motion with the assembly secretary.