Punjab CM election: Session to be held as per SC directives: Elahi


Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said Sunday that the assembly’s session for chief minister’s (CM) elections will be held as per the Supreme Court’s (SC) directives.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervaiz Elahi said in a video message that it is everyone’s responsibility to implement the SC verdict with good intentions. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have the responsibility to follow the top court’s directives.

“It will be a good and friendly environment in the assembly and an impartial and transparent election for the chief minister will be ensured. Hamza Shahbaz had also given assurance to the top court.”

Pervaiz Elahi said that Hamza Shahbaz assured to complete the by-election process in Punjab in a transparent way.

He asked the provincial government to enforce the SC decision regarding the transfers and postings.

“As per court directives, the institutions will not be allowed to be used against the political rivals. Development schemes or funds will not be given to the constituencies where by-elections are being organised.”

“It is the government’s duty to end tenders and ministers and advisers must ensure full implementation of the election code.

The government machinery and political parties should refrain from interference in the administrative affairs.”

The PA speaker said that the assembly officers will perform duties in accordance with the regulations.


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