After the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday sealed off with barbed wire and buildingx main the gates were locked, the deputies from the opposition, led by PML-N, held session of their own in private hotel, with PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz claims that Hamza Shehbaz was “elected”like the chief of the Punjab minister.
legality of in session and Hamza’s subsequent “victory” was unclear as session was held outside The Punjab Assembly, which was attended only by opposition legislators, while neither Speaker Parvez Elahi nor Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari presided over it. Also, no change notifications of sessionThe location or “victory” of Hamza was published by the secretariat of the Punjab Assembly.
session It was instead presided over over PPP MPA Shazia Abid, who said Dawn.com that she was assigned to panel of chairmen for 40th session of Punjab Assembly on April 3rd. According to the rules of Procedure of provincial assembly of Punjab 1997 Member of in panel of chairmen can preside over in session in absence of speaker and deputy speaker. Her presence on in panel was confirmed by the statement of the Secretary of the Punjab Assembly, Muhammad Khan Bhatti. on 2 April.
Panel of chairmen.– (1) At the beginning of and the sessionSpeaker must assign, in order of seniority, from among the members of a panel of No more than four chairmen and in absence of the speaker and the deputy speaker, the member having precedence among those present at the meeting, shall take the chair.
It is appropriate to note that the united opposition staged a staged session in National Assembly on Sunday after actual session was wrapped up Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly Kasym Khan Suri.
But, in tweet before start of meeting, Maryam said that tonight session will have support of “Constitution and law” and will not just be symbolic.
” session of The Punjab Assembly, which is about to adopt place is currently not symbolic, but constitutional and legal oneshe wrote on Twitter. — God willing, PML-N is going to prove his majority.”
She later tweeted that Hamza was “electedlike in Punjab new main minister opposition representatives with 199 votes.
PML-N Information Secretary Marryum Aurangzeb shared a video of the two PML-N offspring greet and congratulate each other.
Speaking on legitimacy of today’s voteThis was stated by the leader of the PML-N Rana Sanaulla. Geo News this build session took place at the Faletti Hotel in in past and also, adding that if the majority of MPAs have expressed their confidence in Hamza then”indeed constitutionally and legally, Hamza is Punjabi CM.”
Speaking at a press conference after the session, Maryam and Hamza thanked Pakistan’s dissident groups Tehreek-e-Insaf Jahangir Khan Tarin and Alim Khan, PPP and others for them support.
Two also condemned the sealing of Punjab Assembly and especially criticized Parvez Elahi for his alleged involvement in cause.
Hamza challenged PML-Q leader to competition for main ministry against to him in in a fair manner and said that Elahi would have to answer for his “black actions”.
Both PML-N leaders thanked Jahangir Khan Tarin. groupAlim Khan groupPPP, Asad Khokhar group and others for them support to Hamza.
Two also whipped out when sealing of Punjab Assembly and took aim at PML-Q Chief Pervez Elahi in special for his supposed role in in events.
Responding to development, PML-Q leader Muniz Elahi, whose father as well as party leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi also candidate for the head of the ministry, joked: “Congratulations, Hamza Sahab for become the leader minister of Hotel Faletti.
Mazar says session can be carried out anywhere; PA spox question the legitimacy
Earlier, during a conversation with media in Lahore, Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari said that the assembly session you could call anywhere.
He said he consulted with lawyers. who advised him to wear out Chief minister election “immediately on today’s date”.
Mazari claimed that PA Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his staff feared he would create a dangerous situation. for them.
He said he used his powers in conformity with Constitution as the largest province of Pakistan was left without a leader minister.
It is pertinent to note that in the course of hearings before the Supreme Court, earlier in day, Chief Judge of Pakistani Umar Ata Bandial was told that Punjab Assembly staff were not following the Deputy Speaker’s directives. At the same time, he noticed that if system did not cooperate, then constitutional officials could use their rights.
The Vice Speaker may call in session in Bug-and-Djinn if he wants to,” he said.
However, the representative of the Punjab Assembly stated that in declaration that the Vice Speaker cannot preside over but session of post-delivery assembly of but no-confidence motion against to him.
“Constitutionally, the Vice Speaker has no right to preside over Any session’, the spokesman said, adding that Mazari, presiding over any meeting session would in violation of Constitution.
Punjab Assembly sealed off with barbed wire, gates locked
Formerly a large contingent of police with batons and equipped with shields was deployed outside Real building of Assembly. Water cannons and lifeguards 1122 vehicles we also present time outside meeting building.
development coincided with representation of but no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari after he said session for Chief minister election will take place tonight at 7:30 pm, but the rep for Provincial Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) denied development.
Bilawal denounces the sealing of Punjab Assembly
Compaction reaction of provincial assembly, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari denounced that the vice speaker was “locked out” of Assembly on day of vote for Chief ministerelections.
This was announced by the head of the PPP. in tweet: “If it takes 30 seconds to pull off coup, it should it will take 30 seconds to cancel the flip. Justice Delay justice rejected. After last week-long constitutional breakdown in Islamabad, Vice Speaker of Punjab was locked up today out of [the] assembly on [the] day of vote for CM. A haircut [sic] wire around people house.”
Formerly Maryam announced that she will arrive at the Punjab Assembly today at 7 pm to support Hamza.
“To stand with Hamza who clearly has the majority, I’m going [the] Punjab Assembly ijhaas (session) at 7[pm] InshaAllah,” she tweeted.
Not-confidence submitted application against deputy speaker
Removal Resolution of The deputy speaker was filed by Pakistani lawmakers Tehreek-i-Insaf and PML-Q this morning, a PML-Q spokesperson confirmed. Dawn.com. According to him, the resolution was submitted office of Punjab Assembly secretary.
Permission, copy of which the available with Dawn.comwas addressed to the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi of PML-Q, who is an also candidate for Main minister.
In the resolution, the legislators said that Mazari had lost confidence of majority of in house and that there was no Provincial Assembly proceeding out according to the Constitution.
They claimed that in light of “current situation in country, he (Mazari) eradicated democratic norms in provincial assembly of Punjab”.
“We, the members of PTI and PML, hereby give notice under 53(7)(c) read with Article 127 of constitution under rule 12 of regulations of Provincial assembly procedure of Punjab, 1997 for […] permission for removal of deputy speaker of Punjab Assembly,” the proposal reads.
According to rule 12, a no-confidence motion against speaker or deputy speaker must be listed by the provincial assembly of Business for in first business day after expiration of seven days of receipt of notification. rule farther says that “no other item should be included in list of Business for day fixed for motion for leave move resolution”.
According to rule, votes of at least one-fourth of in total members house will required for table of permission.
rule it goes on to say that the assembly “should do not delay before applying for vacation located of or if leave is granted [to move the resolution]decision is made”.
Article 53(7)(c) of Constitution also refers to the removal of Speaker or Deputy Speaker, stating that ” office of speaker or deputy speaker becomes vacant if he removed from office resolution of Assembly, of of which no less than seven days’ notice was given, which was accepted votes of majority of in total membership of Assembly.”
After filing of in no-confidence movement, a PML-Q spokesman said that Mazari no longer has powers call meeting session.
Later, the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly issued a notice stripping Mazari of all powers.
Notice, copy of which the available with Dawn.comread: “In suppression of my previous order and in the exercise of powers vested in in me under rule 15 read with rule 235 of regulations of Procedures of provincial assembly of Punjab, 1997, me, Parvez Elahi, Speaker [of] provincial assembly of Punjab, hereby revoke the powers delegated to Mr. Deputy Speaker. in terms of rule 25 of The rules are there with instant effect.”
Confusion over in session
On Tuesday, Mazari postponed the meeting session for election next main minister until 11:30 on April 16 due to repairs and maintenance work in auditorium as reason.
But, in late night development he canceled his previous order and called the PA for a meeting today at 7:30 pm — development which was denied by the representative for provincial assembly and PML-Q.
Speaking with DawnNewsTVthe vice speaker argued that the assembly session will take place today. He also blamed some PA staff of playing “wrong role” in convocation of in session stating that they are “spreading confusion”.
” session was planned for today in light of directions of Supreme Court,” he said, adding that the same had been referred to Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dictated a ruling highlighting the assurance held out Punjab Advocate General Ahmed Awais that the proceedings of The PA will be held today as part of of law and the Constitution.
Mazari said that play his “constitutional role” in elections for provincial chief minister. He added that he issued a notice for convocation session today after consultation with his lawyers supported him.
Separately representative for the speaker of the PA stated that the assembly session will take place on 16 April.
“Assembly session suspended until April 16 due to ongoing repairs work,” said Dr. Zayn Ali, adding that the assembly hall and lobby were damaged due to “riots.”
“Assembly session will not take place today,” he concluded.
PML-Q leader Muniz Elahi told Dawn on Tuesday that new the vice speaker’s notice was “bogus” as it did not have a diary number and was written on simple piece of paper and claimed that session will take place on 16 April.
Meanwhile, PML-N said its own MPA, as well as dissidents from PTI, will meet today in a meeting to push through for convocation session without any delay.
chief of Punjab minister elections
The provincial assembly must elect new leader of in house after the resignation of Usman Buzdar last a mounth later no-confidence proposal has been submitted against to him. Elahi of PML-Q and Hamza Shehbaz of PML-N, who provided support of Dissident PTI MPs Jahangir Khan Tarin and Alim Khan groups expected to leave head to head in in race become next main minister.
To be elected as chief minister, the candidate will need at least 186 votes in 371 members house.
In the Punjab Assembly, PTI has 183 MPs, PML-Q 10, PML-N 165, PPP has seven, five independents and one belongs to Rah-i-Hak.
Decisive factor in elections will support of Jahangir Tarin group who is said to have votes of not less than 16 MPa.