Lahore: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar has accepted Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s resignation and summoned a session of the provincial assembly on Saturday (tomorrow) at 11 am which will be chaired by Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.
Governor Punjab Ch. Sarwar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today in Islamabad and accepted the resignation of the CM afterwards.
The resignation of Punjab CM Usman Buzdar was received by governor Sarwar on March 30. CM Usman Buzdar had submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 28.
No-trust motion against CM Buzdar
The development had come after the joint opposition submitted a no-trust motion against Chief Minister Usman Buzadar in the Punjab assembly secretariat.
Opposition MPAs Rana Mashood and Samiullah Khan had submitted the motion that bore the signatures of more than 120 members of the Punjab Assembly belonging to the opposition, including the PML-N and PPP.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has already nominated Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as the ruling PTI candidate for the position of Punjab CM slot. The joint opposition has yet to announce its candidate for the CM Punjab election.
However, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is mulling over appointing Hamza Shahbaz as the joint opposition’s candidate for Chief Minister Punjab.
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