Following the rejection of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan by the National Assembly, the Punjab Assembly session to elect a new chief minister of Punjab has been postponed till 6 April.
The proceedings of the Punjab Assembly were deferred until April 06 after only six minutes were spent on the floor of the house today.
Following the adjournment, Punjab Minister Fayyaz Chohan said that six Tareen members who had been estranged from the group would be reunited with them. “The assembly proceedings were conducted in accordance with the norms of the constitution,” he stated.
The candidacy papers of Hamza Shahbaz and Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi for the election of the Punjab chief minister’s position were accepted by the secretary of the Punjab Assembly on Saturday, according to the latest information available.
Former opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, has filed his nomination to be the joint opposition’s nominee for the chief minister of Pakistan’s largest federating unit, the province of Punjab.
As a result of being nominated by the ruling party PTI and CM Usman Buzdar’s resignation, Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi, who serves as the current speaker of the Punjab Assembly, has filed his nomination for re-election.
Following the completion of security checks, the nomination papers submitted by both the government and opposition candidates were accepted by the provincial assembly’s secretariat.
In the 371-member assembly, the PTI has 183 members, the PML-Q has 10, the PML-N has 165, the PPP has seven, five are independent, and one is a part of the Rah-i-Haq coalition.
The Chheena group and the Tareen group, which are made up of disgruntled PTI members of parliament, are widely thought to be a significant element in the election of the Punjab chief executive officer.