Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Governor Punjab sought a report on violence in Punjab Assembly

Governor Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema on Sunday denounced the commotion that erupted in the Punjab Assembly during the election of the Chief Minister of Punjab and demanded a report from the secretary on the violent incidents that occurred during the election.

The governor requested a report from the assembly secretariat, and he directed them to provide clarification on four points in this regard.

Among the questions raised by the governor of Punjab were whether the deputy speaker conducted the assembly proceedings from the rostrum or from the gallery, whether Parvez Elahi was tortured in the assembly hall, and whether or not the police were allowed to enter the assembly hall.

Omar Sarfraz Cheema also directed that footage of the assembly be provided by the assembly’s secretary, which was done. In accordance with these sources, the governor has directed that the Secretary submit the report by 12:00 pm today.

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As part of his proposal to have an investigation into the Punjab Assembly riot in which legislators attacked deputy speaker and Pervaiz Elahi today, new Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz also announced his intention to hold an investigation.

Hamza Shahbaz, a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was elected Chief Minister of Punjab after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and affiliated parties boycotted the session following a commotion that resulted in police entering the parliament.

When Hamza Shehbaz took the floor after being chosen as the next Punjab chief minister, he expressed his displeasure with the fact that police had entered the Punjab Assembly today, saying that this was against tradition. In the event that the deputy speaker is tortured, he said, police would have been called to the assembly. Hamza stated that he likes to express his gratitude to the police officers for their efforts today.

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