PDM Offers Punjab Chief Ministership To PPP

PDM Offers Punjab Chief Ministership To PPP
Pakistan Democratic Movement – the alliance of the opposition parties – may offer the Punjab CM slot to Pakistan People's Party, according to media reports.

The reports – quoting PPP sources – said the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid President Chaudhry Shujaat wants the former party's man for the job.

In this regard, they referred to the meeting of party's co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari with the PML-Q chief as well as with other political leaders.

A day earlier (Dec 19), a delegation of PPP and PML-N submitted the motion against Elahi. According to them, political parties have lost their confidence in him as the Leader of the House.

In view of the motion, Governor Punjab has summoned the session on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 4pm.

Analysts say CM Elahi could find it difficult to retain chief ministership amid the opposition’s move.

Elahi requires 180 votes to win the confidence of the House. Among 371 members, he may have the support of 180 members from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and 10 from Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid.

On the other hand, the ruling alliance in Punjab Assembly has the support of 190 lawmakers.