Elahi 'Constitutionally' No Longer Punjab CM: Sanaullah

Elahi 'Constitutionally' No Longer Punjab CM: Sanaullah
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that the Parvez Elahi had "constitutionally" ceased to be the chief minister of Punjab having skipped the vote of no-trust in the provincial assembly.

While speaking to the media in Lahore, the PML-N leader also said Elahi also was no longer in a position to dissolve Punjab Assembly, referring to PTI's earlier announced plans for tomorrow.

The minister reiterated that a notification to resolve the ongoing crisis will be issued by the governor as soon as he has made the decision, and the same will be implemented without delay.

Governor Punjab Baleegh-ur-Rehman earlier asked CM Elahi to seek the vote, but Speaker Sibtain Khan didn’t summon the session, declaring the ruling unconstitutional.

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.