Opposition submits no-confidence motion against Punjab CM Elahi 

PPP and PML-N jointly files no-trust motions against Speaker and Deputy Speaker too

By: News Desk
Published: 10:13 PM, 19 Dec, 2022
Opposition submits no-confidence motion against Punjab CM Elahi 
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Allied parties in the Punjab Assembly, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) submitted a no-confidence motion against Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi, Speaker Sabtain Khan, and Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi to the Punjab Assembly Secretariat on Monday night.

Earlier today, the ruling alliance the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) made a decision to submit a No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in the Punjab Assembly.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, former President Asif Ali Zardari directed the legislators of the PPP and the PML-N to submit the no-confidence motion against Elahi urgently.

Former President and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari presided over a consultative meeting of the Parliamentary Party members headed by Syed Hassan Murtaza at Bilawal House in Lahore on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Makhdoom Usman Mehmood, Mumtaz Chang, Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Shazia Abid, and other legislators from Punjab.

The sources said that PPP Co-Chairman made a detailed consultation with the party legislators on the political situation of Punjab.

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After the meeting, the PPP parliamentary party members left Bilawal House and reached Punjab Assembly to submit the no-confidence motion.

Zardari took the members of the parliamentary party into confidence during his meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

The meeting decided to go with the PDM as they are ready for any sacrifice for democratic stability and supremacy of the parliament in the country.

Zardari while addressing the meeting said the country cannot afford the forces of anarchy so the PPP will continue its struggle till the supremacy of the constitution in Pakistan and the victory of the poor.

He said they will fulfil the Bhutto mission of survival of the political system and continue the struggle to save the Punjab Assembly.

After the meeting, talking to the media Hassan Murtaza said politics is a game of possibilities and Asif Ali Zardari is an expert in it. 

Hassan Murtaza the PPP parliamentary party has expressed full confidence in the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari

PPP South Punjab chapter President Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood was also present at the meeting.