PM Shehbaz, CM Hamza lost majority, should dissolve assemblies: Fawad

By: News Desk
Published: 07:08 PM, 17 May, 2022
PM Shehbaz, CM Hamza lost majority, should dissolve assemblies: Fawad
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry has said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz should dissolve assemblies as they lost the majority in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) on the implementation of Article 63A.

According to the 24New HD TV channel, the PTI leader talked to the media in Lahore on Tuesday and termed the opinion of the court a win for the stance of his party about the status of ‘Lotas’ (floor crossers).

Fawad Chaudhry said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif needs a total of 173 votes in the National Assembly to get the vote of confidence but factually, he has lost four votes and has only 169 votes at the moment.

So, he added that the PM should announce the dissolving of the National Assembly and the date of the next general elections.

About the current status of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, the PTI leader said the provincial executive has also lost the majority vote in the Punjab Assembly as he needs a total of 186 votes to enjoy the post.

But, Fawad added that Hamza Shehbaz has only 171 votes in the House so he should also announce dissolving the provincial assembly himself.

 The PTI legal expert said that the opinion of the SC is always considered binding so it will be taken as a decision of the apex court on the President’s Reference against the dissident parliamentarians.