Thursday, July 7, 2022

Punjab budget: Parvez Elahi says majority does not support PML-N

On Sunday, the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, Parvez Elahi, stated that the PML-N does not possess a majority in the assembly to approve the budget that is scheduled to be presented on Monday (tomorrow).

The speaker of the Punjab Assembly said in a statement that was released today that a lot will depend on whether or not PML-N is able to ensure that the budget session is held or not.

“There is a big question mark on whether there will be hooliganism in tomorrow’s session or not,” he said, blaming the fact that it is the police who are running the affairs in the province rather than Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz. “

When asked about disagreements among members of the PML-Q, Parvez Elahi stated that there are none between them and Chaudhry Shujaat, who is the leader of the party. He stated that the PML-Q is still functioning normally and that there are no problems within the party.

Regarding the role of the leader of the opposition in the House, he stated that the choice will be taken during the parliamentary meeting that was taking place today and that there may be two leaders of the opposition.

It is important to note that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will make a decision today regarding the name of the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly in advance of the budget session that will take place on June 13.

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Raja Basharat, a former law minister in Punjab, has stated unequivocally that Imran Khan will be the one to pick who will lead the opposition. “The name will be decided upon in its entirety during the meeting of the parliamentary party that will take place today,” he stated.

The Punjab provincial government has convened a provincial assembly meeting for June 13 to present the budget. Despite this, it seems unlikely that the budget will be easily passed by the assembly in the presence of Parvez Elahi because there is no clear majority on both sides of the aisle following the removal of 25 PTI MPs by Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP).

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