'Ruckus' outside Punjab Assembly ahead of session

  'Ruckus' outside Punjab Assembly ahead of session


'Ruckus' outside Punjab Assembly ahead of session

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Amid high political tension in the country’s largest province, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) top brass including Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Special Assistant Ata Tarar accused the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Punjab government of barring opposition legislators from entering the Punjab Assembly premises.

Addressing a presser outside the Lower House, Rana Sanaullah flanked by other party leaders said that security agencies were also told not to let them (PML-N leaders) enter the assembly, adding that however, they refused to follow the "illegal" orders.

He added that the IG Punjab was also directed by Punjab CM to prevent us from entering the building but he refused to implement the orders adding they were using these tactics because they knew they did not have the numbers for the vote of confidence.

The interior minister said that this move was "unconstitutional and illegal". He added that the Punjab CM would have to take a vote of confidence.

The PML-N leader warned governor rule could also be imposed on the province if the Punjab government did not mend its ways.

While Atta Tarar said their 177 members were present in the assembly on Monday while the number of the Punjab government members was 140. “I am telling the numbers after a complete work and I am confident that our numbers will be complete while Parvez Elahi’s numbers will not be complete as women candidates have also been saying they do not want to vote for Parvez Elahi,” he said.

Mr Tarar further said Parvez Elahi was reluctant to take the vote of confidence and the government had run away along with Moonis Elahi. Sooner or later, the vote of confidence would have to be taken since a hollow person was sitting on the chief minister’s chair.

He further claimed that the federal ministers could not enter the Punjab Assembly. “The Punjab Assembly is not the district council of Gujrat and will not allowed to be so. The PTI and its allies are fighting over who did more corruption,” he added.