After Elahi, Hamza Will Be Made Punjab's CM: Sanaullah

After Elahi, Hamza Will Be Made Punjab's CM: Sanaullah
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that Hamza Shehbaz is the ruling party's candidate for Punjab's chief ministership.

Speaking to media on Wednesday (Dec 21), the PML-N leader termed it prerogative of the governor to make a decision in view of the situation. “The incumbent chief minister will have to take a vote of confidence of the House to retain his post.”

He further said that the governor may decide to issue an order of de-notification if the session is called off.

While responding to a question, he accused PTI chairman Imran Khan of wanting to stir unrest in the country.

“But regardless of what PTI wants, it cannot resist the supremacy of the Constitution,” he said, in an apparent reference to the no-trust motion submitted by the opposition in the provincial assembly.

Meanwhile, speaking to media, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that the vote of no-trust won't take place today, warning the governor against any "'adventures'.

On Dec 19, a delegation of PPP and PML-N submitted the motion against Elahi., saying 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 (today) 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.