Opposition targets CM Punjab Usman Buzdar after PM Imran Khan

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar. — APP/File


Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar. — APP/File
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar. — APP/File
  • Joint Opposition submits no-trust motion against Punjab CM Usman Buzdar due to his performance.
  • No-confidence motion against Buzdar has been submitted in Punjab Assembly.
  • Development comes in wake of increasing pressure within PTI to remove the incumbent CM.

LAHORE: The Opposition has submitted a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar in the Punjab Assembly, Geo News reported Monday.

The joint Opposition has submitted the no-confidence motion against Buzdar on the basis of his performance.

The development comes in the wake of the Opposition’s no-confidence motion and increasing pressure within the PTI to remove the incumbent chief minister.

A still image of the signed no-confidence motion submitted against CM Punjab Usman Buzdar
A still image of the signed no-confidence motion submitted against CM Punjab Usman Buzdar

A total of 126 lawmakers from the Opposition parties have signed the no-confidence motion against Buzdar, said PML-N’s Rana Mashood, adding that 119 members signed the requisition for a session.

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According to the laws, the speaker is bound to summon a session within 14 days of the submission of the no-confidence motion. The CM Punjab can no longer dissolve the Assembly after the submission of a no-confidence motion against him.

On March 8, the Opposition had submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in National Assembly Secretariat which is likely to be tabled today in a crucial NA session.

Summary to dissolve Punjab Assembly being prepared

Earlier, sources privy to the matter said that Buzdar has prepared a summary to dissolve Punjab Assembly.

An image of the document submitted by the MPs for the requisition of the assembly session.
An image of the document submitted by the MPs for the requisition of the assembly session. 

According to sources, the CM House has prepared the summary on Buzdar’s advice and he may sign the document when PM Imran Khan gives him the signal to do so.

The sources also said that CM Buzdar is ready to resign if Imran Khan asks him to do so.

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The sources had told Geo News that many senior PTI leaders associated with the federal government are in favour of the removal of CM Buzdar.

However, Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill, in a tweet has said that the Punjab Assembly dissolution report was wrong.



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