Saturday, May 21, 2022

Election for new Punjab CM expected on Sunday

It seems unlikely that the Punjab Assembly would pick a new chief minister (CM) today, as the province’s election for a new chief minister is expected to take place on April 3 (Sunday).

According to Punjab Assembly Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, the assembly will assemble today, and candidates will be able to submit their nomination papers during the session.

According to Punjab Assembly Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, who spoke on Saturday, lawmakers will not be electing the province’s new chief minister today, and an election schedule will be announced in its place.

It was only in today’s session, he claimed, that a schedule for the new election will be issued, and that voting to elect the new Punjab chief minister would not take place tomorrow or Monday.

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives has the authority to call for a vote tomorrow or Monday.”

It is important to note that the session was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., but has not yet begun.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has called the Punjab Assembly to session today at 11:00 a.m. 

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It was called after Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and called for a special session. After meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, the governor accepted Buzdar’s resignation from his position.

PTI and PML-Q leaders have nominated Chaudhry Parvez Elahi for the office of Punjab chief minister, whilst the unified opposition has nominated PML-N Vice President Hamza Shahbaz for the highly coveted position of the chief minister.

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