Hamza Shehbaz ‘elected’ Punjab chief minister, opposition claims – Pakistan

Opposition lawmakers led by PML-N met at a private hotel with PML-N’s Vice President Maryam on Wednesday after the Punjab Parliament was blocked with barbed wire and the building’s main gate was locked. Nawaz claimed that Hamza Shehbaz was “elected” as Punjab’s chief minister.

The legitimacy of the meeting and Hamza’s ensuing “victory” were unclear as it was held outside the Punjab parliament and attended only by opposition lawmakers, while it was not presided over by Chairman Parvez Elahi and Vice-Chairman Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari. Moreover, the Punjab Provincial Parliamentary Secretariat did not give notice of a change of meeting location or of Hamza’s “victory”.

Instead, the session was chaired by PPP MPA Shazia Abid. Serb.com She was appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of the 40th Session of the Punjab Provincial Parliament on 3 April. In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Punjab Provincial Parliament of 1997, members of the Chairman’s Panel may preside at meetings. Absence of speaker and vice-chairman. Her presence on the panel was confirmed by a statement issued by Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Secretary of the Punjab Provincial Assembly on 2 April.


chairman panel.– (1) At the beginning of the session, the chairperson shall nominate a member with priority from the following members in the absence of a chairperson and vice-chairperson in order of priority from among a panel of no more than 4 chairpersons. Those present at the meeting preside.


It is reasonable to mention that the opposition party held a mock meeting in the National Assembly last Sunday after the plenary session was concluded by NA Vice Chairman Kasim Khan Suri.

But in a tweet before the rally, Maryam said tonight’s meeting would be backed by “constitution and law” and would not just be symbolic.

“The current Punjab Parliament is not symbolic, it is a constitutional and legal meeting,” she tweeted. “If God wills, PML-N will prove the majority.”

She later tweeted that Hamza was “elected” as Punjab’s new prime minister by opposition lawmakers who received 199 votes.

PML-N Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangzeb shared a video of the two PML-N descendants greeting and congratulating each other.

Speaking about the legitimacy of voting today, PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said: geography news That rally session had also been held at the Faletti’s Hotel in the past, adding that if a majority of MPAs expressed their trust in Hamza, “really constitutionally and legally Hamza is the CM of Punjab”.

In a post-session press conference, Maryam and Hamza thanked Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf dissident Jahangir Khan Tareen and the Aleem Khan group, PPP and other support.

The two also denounced the seal of the Punjab Parliament, particularly of Parvez Elahi’s involvement in the matter.

Hamza has challenged the PML-Q leader to compete for the premiership in a fair way, and Elahi has said he will have to answer for his “black behavior.”

Both PML-N leaders thanked Jahangir Khan Tareen Group, Aleem Khan Group, PPP, Asad Khokhar Group and others for their support to Hamza.

The two also vehemently criticized the seal of the Punjab parliament, specifically targeting PML-Q director Pervez Elahi’s suspicions of his role in the case.

Commenting on this development, Moonis Elahi, PML-Q leader, whose father and party leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi is also a candidate for Prime Minister, said, “Congratulations Hamza sahab to become Minister of Faletti’s Hotel.”

Mazari says sessions can be held anywhere. PA spox question legitimacy.

Earlier, Vice-Chairman Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari told the media in Lahore that the General Assembly could be called anywhere.

He said he had consulted with legal experts who advised holding the election “today”.

Mazari claimed that PA Chairman Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his staff were afraid he would create a dangerous situation for them.

He said he exercised his powers under the constitution because the largest region in Pakistan is a region without a prime minister.

It is appropriate to mention earlier in the Supreme Court hearing that Pakistan Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial was told that the Punjab parliamentary staff were not following the vice-chairman’s instructions. In response, he mentioned that public officials can exercise their rights under the constitution if the system does not cooperate.

“The Vice-Chairman can convene a meeting in Bagh-i-Jinnah if he so desires,” he said.

However, parliamentary spokeswoman Punjab said in a statement that the vice-chairman was unable to preside over parliamentary meetings after a motion of no confidence in him was submitted.

“Constitutionally, the Vice-Chairman does not have the authority to preside at any session,” the spokesperson said.

Punjab rally sealed by barbed wire, gate locked

Previously, large contingents of police with batons and shields were deployed outside the meetinghouses. A water cannon and a Rescue 1122 vehicle were also outside the assembly building.

These developments coincided with the submission of a motion of no confidence for Vice President Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari. He said a meeting for the prime minister’s election would be held this evening at 7:30 p.m., but the provincial council and Pakistani Muslim spokesperson League-Quaid (PML-Q) rejected the development.

Bilawal Announces Seal of Punjab Parliament

Regarding the sealing of the state legislature, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari accused the vice chairman of being “sealed” from Parliament on the day of the Prime Minister’s Election Election Day.

“If it takes 30 seconds to execute a coup, it should take 30 seconds to cancel the coup. Deferred justice is to deny justice. Today, after the constitutional collapse in Islamabad last week, the Vice-Chairman of Punjab is locked,” the PPP representative said in a tweet. said outside [the] Assembly [the] CM Voting Day. haircut [sic] Wires around people’s houses.”

Earlier, Maryam announced that she would arrive at the Punjab Parliament at 7pm tonight to support Hamza.

“In order to be with Hamza, who obviously holds the majority, [the] Punjabi assembly Illas (Session) 7 o’clock[pm] Insha Allah,” he tweeted.

Submission of no-confidence for the Vice-Chairman

A PML-Q spokesperson confirmed this morning that Pakistani MPs Tehreek-i-Insaf and PML-Q had submitted a resolution calling for the removal of the Vice-Chairman. Serb.com. He said the resolution was submitted to the Punjab State Parliamentary Secretariat.

Resolutions, copies are provided as follows: Serb.comAddressed PML-Q’s Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Provincial Council Chairman, who is also a prime minister candidate.

In the resolution, lawmakers said Mazari had lost the confidence of a majority in the House and that the state legislature was not proceeding in accordance with the Constitution.

They argued that “in light of the current situation in the country, he (Mazari) has eradicated democratic norms from the Punjab provincial council”.

“We, PTI and PML members, make a notice pursuant to 53(7)(c) pursuant to Article 127 of the Constitution pursuant to Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure of the Punjab Provincial Assembly of 1997. […] I read the motion “Resolution to dismiss the Vice-Chairman of the Punjab Provincial Parliament”.

According to Rule 12, a motion of no confidence for a speaker or vice-chairman must appear on the Legislature’s list of business on the first working day after seven days have elapsed after receiving the notice. The rule also states that “the list of businesses on the date on which the consent to leave for reversing the resolution is finalized shall not contain any other items.”

According to the rules, a vote on a resolution requires a vote of at least a quarter of all members of the House of Representatives.

The rule also states that “the assembly shall not be postponed until the leave application has been processed or the leave has been approved. [to move the resolution]The resolution has been passed.”

Article 53 (7) (c) of the Constitution relates to the dismissal of the Chairman or Vice-Chairman: “A vacancy becomes vacant when the doctor or vice-chairman is removed by a resolution of the general meeting. It will be approved.”

After the no-confidence motion was submitted, a PML-Q spokesperson said Mazari was no longer authorized to convene a general meeting.

Later, Council Chairman Punjab issued a notice revoking all powers delegated to Mazari.

Notice, a copy is provided as follows. Serb.comRead: “I, Parvez Elahi, Speaker, reading Rule 235 of the Punjab District Council’s Rules of Procedure, 1997, restraining my previous orders and exercising the powers granted me under Rule 15. [of] Punjab Provincial Council, hereby, immediately revokes the powers delegated to Mr.

confusion about the session

On Tuesday, Mazari moved the parliament for the election of the next prime minister to 11:30 a.m. April 16, due to repairs and maintenance work on the Parliament Hall.

However, in the late night development he replaced the previous order and convened the PA to meet tonight at 7:30.

speaking Serb news tv, the Vice-Chairman argued that the General Assembly would be held today. He also accused some PA staff of “playing the wrong role” in calling the sessions, saying they were “spreading confusion.”

He added that “at the direction of the Supreme Court, today’s meeting has been decided” and the same has been communicated to Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued an order emphasizing that Punjab Attorney General Ahmed Awais affirmed that PA’s proceedings will be conducted today within the scope of the law and the Constitution.

Mazari said he would fulfill his “constitutional role” in the provincial election for prime minister. He added that after consulting with the lawyers, he made a notice to convene the session today and kept it.

Separately, a PA speaker spokesperson insisted that the plenary would be held on April 16.

“Due to ongoing repairs, the assembly session has been postponed until April 16,” Dr Zain Ali said, adding that the assembly hall and lobby were “damaged” by the “hustle and bustle”.

“There will be no parliamentary session today,” he concluded.

On Tuesday, PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi told Dawn that the new notice issued by the vice-chairman had no diary number and was ‘fake’ written on plain paper, and argued that the session would go something like this: Held on April 16th.

Meanwhile, PML-N has announced that its MPA and PTI opponents will gather at the General Assembly today and call a meeting without delay.

Elected Prime Minister of Punjab

After Usman Buzdar resigned after a no-confidence bill was introduced last month, the local council must elect a new leader in the House of Representatives. PML-Q’s Elahi and PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz, who have secured support from PTI’s dissident members Jahangir Khan Tarin and Aleem Khan’s group, will be elected. They are expected to compete for the prime minister’s seat.

To be elected Prime Minister, at least 186 out of 371 members are required.

In the Punjab Parliament, PTI has 183 MPs, PML-Q 10 members, PML-N 165 members, PPP 7 members, 5 independents and 1 Rah-i-Haq.

A decisive factor in the election will be the support of the Jahangir Tarin group, which is said to have won at least 16 MPA votes.

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