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Pervaiz Elahi, no more Chief Minister Punjab

The Punjab cabinet has been dissolved, according to the notice by Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman.

Lahore, 23 December 2022 (GNP): Punjab’s constitutional situation has worsened as a result of Chief Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi’s de-notified by Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman on Thursday night.

The announcement said that it was thought that the majority of assembly members did not have trust in the chief minister.

The Punjab cabinet has been dissolved, according to the notice.

The notice states that Pervaiz Elahi would remain in charge up to the election of a new leader of the House.

Fawad Chaudhry, a former federal minister of Pakistan, responded by claiming that the Chief Minister’s de-notification by the Governor of Punjab lacks legal standing. and Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi and the provincial government will carry on with their responsibilities.

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A reference against the Governor would be forwarded to the president, the PTI leader continued, and steps have already been taken to have him removed from office.

The notification says, “Consequent to the facts that Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, Chief Minister Punjab refrained from obtaining vote of confidence at 1600 hrs yesterday, in line with an Order under Article 130(7) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan issued under my hand on 19t December 2022, in line with Rule 22(7) of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997, and that he still has not done so even after the lapse of another twenty four hours, I am satisfied that he does not command the confidence of the majority of the members of the Punjab Assembly, and therefore ceases to hold his office with immediate effect.”

 

Sibtain Khan, the speaker of the Punjab Assembly, told the media in Lahore on Thursday that the provincial assembly will be dissolved following a vote on a resolution of no confidence.

He claimed that Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman’s motives are negative and that if he retracts his letter, the situation may be resolved.

The speaker also said that the Chief Minister of Punjab might preside over the session on the day of voting against the provincial assembly speaker and that moment has not yet arrived to make a move against the governor as provided for in Article 6 of the constitution.

 

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