Usman, Hamza submit papers for Punjab CM

Will not give PTI free hand in Punjab: PML-N leader

Observer Report


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf nominee Sardar Usman Buzdar and Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Hamza Shahbaz have submitted their papers for the post of chief minister of Punjab.
Buzadar submitted his papers on his own while Hamza Shahbaz’s papers were submitted byPakistan Muslim League-N member Khalid Warren due to being busy.
While speaking to the media Warren said, Hamza had nominated him to submit his candidate papers.
According to the schedule, candidates have until today to submit papers between the hours of 9am and 5pm. These papers can be submitted by the candidates themselves or by their lawyers.
The new chief minister of Punjab will be elected tomorrow at a session scheduled for 11am.
Meanwhile, speaking in the party’s parliamentary party meeting on Saturday, Hamza said that the PML-N knows how to exercise its democratic right.
Hamza said that his party won’t give Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf free hand in Punjab.
“There should be an end to the exercise of stealing public mandate. People want accountability of vote theft,” he added.
The PML-N leader said that the party doesn’t want to derail democracy in the country but it won’t compromise on its demand of investigations on the electoral rigging.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a categorical statement said that he stands by Sardar Usman Buzdar after a serious of allegations surfaced against him.
“I have done my due diligence over the past [two] weeks [and] have found him to be an honest man. He has integrity [and] stands by my vision [and] ideology of Naya Pakistan,” Imran remarked in a tweet.
Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman claimed that the party has secured support of as many as 159 members for the election of Punjab Chief Minister.
“We need support of as many as 161 members, our two members have gone for Hajj but the independent members are with us,” he said, while speaking to the press.
Rehman said that the party has come to know about a few of its members who voted for Pakistan Muslim League-Q’s Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for speaker’s election.
“We will get to know about the others in a few days,” he added.
The PML-N leader said that the PTI’s candidate for the post is facing murder charges, adding that Usman Buzdar won’t be able to retain chief ministership for long.

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