Punjab Assembly session postponed until April 16

Punjab Assembly session postponed until April 16


Punjab Assembly session postponed until April 16

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Punjab Assembly session to elect a new chief minister Punjab has been postponed again on Tuesday.

The proceeding of the Punjab Assembly was adjourned until April 16.

According to sources, the session has been delayed due to repair of the damage in the House and lobby as the time is required to repair damaged items.

The Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly approved to adjourn the session untill April 16.

Notably, the session was originally scheduled for Wednesday at 11.30 am after Sunday s session was adjourned amid ruckus by the opposition and government lawmakers.

The session, aimed at electing the new leader of the house, is expected to witness a tough fight between PML-Q s PTI-backed Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and PML-N s Hamza Shehbaz

In order to be elected as a chief minister in the 371-member house, a candidate will need at least 186 votes.

Meanwhile, PTI workers on Monday besieged a hotel in Gulberg where hundreds of PML-N MPAs were staying besides the defiant lawmakers of the ruling PTI.

Shouting slogans against their party fellows inside the hotel, they demanded the PML-N  release  their lawmakers - said to be around 20 of them.

As the charged workers tried to forcibly enter the hotel, some PML-N lawmakers also started raising slogans against Imran Khan, further deteriorating the situation.

Further, the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz has claimed that the PA deputy speaker might suspend over 40 opposition as well as PTI dissident lawmakers to prevent them from voting in the crucial session.

He also warned Imran Khan against considering Pakistan his personal property by indulging in unconstitutional acts.

Vote for Pervaiz Elahi

Earlier today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had directed its lawmakers in Punjab Assembly to vote for Pervaiz Elahi for the post of Chief Minister.

PTI, in its notice, has warned that absence on voting day will also be considered violation of party discipline.

Action will be taken under Article 63 against those lawmakers who are absent or vote against party candidate, the notice stated.