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Punjab budget session overshadowed by noise, delayed until Tuesday

LAHORE:

Punjab Assembly budget session for 2022-23 was postponed until Tuesday after session was marred by a verbal skirmish between speaker Perwaiz Elahi and legislators of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

session which was originally planned begin at 14:00 was not start until 20:09. As soon how session began, PTI members complained that the chief ministerchief secretary and there were no other secretaries in in the house calling on the speaker not allow in government members from submission budget.

This was stated by Malik Mohammad Ahmed of PML-N. CM Hamza Shehbaz and chief secretary will come to floor if the opposition names the dates for in start of session.

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He said that the boss minister is in his chamber, but not in in house since session was for a reason begin at 14:00 and not start for several hours.

PTI MPA Chaudhry Zahiruddin stated there were ‘strangers’ in in house pointing to Attaulla Tarara of PML-N who is not elected dick but sitting with rest of MPA.

This sparked a heated discussion in in house. “You (Tarar) should go from here. If you don’t go there won’t be a show of budget and no budget speech,” said the speaker of Elahi.

Later he called in sergeant-at-arms and asked them to accompany Tarar out. However, PML-N members resisted and did not allow Sergeant-at-Arms to follow the Speaker’s orders.

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Elahi later suspended session for 10 minutes and ordered removal of Tarar from house, threatening to suspend session indefinitely if his orders are not carried out.

Sources previously told The Express Tribune that stalemate persisted during the meeting. of advisory committee over opposition demand that the secretary and IG Punjab should apologize over “illegal” business made against their members.

budget session became a question mark with problems between PML-Q leader and speaker Pervez Elahi and provincial government gain.

power struggle in the province seems to be getting stronger with everyday with Elahi – a key ally of opposition PTI – does not accept Hamza as Punjab CM.

On Friday anti-terrorist court in Lahore released without bail arrest guarantees for in former decision of the partyleaders of Russia at the request of Shahdara police station indicted of damaging public propertytorture of police officers and creating chaos during the party, a long hike in islamabad on May 25th.

After release of orders, former Ministers Shafkat Mahmoud, Hammad Azar, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Ijaz Chaudhary, Zubair Niazi, Nadeem Abbas Bara and others applied to the court for bail.

Later, the ATC allowed pre-arrest until June 17 released on bail 14 leaders of the Pakistani “Tehrik-e-Insaf” (PTI).

The Gulberg Police and the Shahdra Police registered the first Information Reports (FIR). against alleged perpetrators under various sections of Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), including 7-ATA regarding punishment for terrorist activities and violence.

The court issued a warrant on the application of Shahdar police station.

Last month, the Punjab police registered total of 42 criminal cases against PTI senior managers and workers for alleged campaigning in in aftermath of long march.

Last month the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) removed 25 PTI MPs from the Punjab Assembly. for vote against in party lines in elections for Main minister of provinces. By-elections will now be held on twenty general places in July.

Also in May, PTI filed a petition in Lahore High Court demanding Hamza to be elected head of Punjab minister should be declared illegal.

After back-to-back decisions of Supreme Court and Electoral Commission of Pakistan regarding PTI dissidents who was disqualified and stripped of his seat, Elahi confirmed that he former Prime Minister Imran Khan candidate who would dissolve meeting inside half hour if the PTI chairman asks him, once he is sworn in as governor.

Answering the question about what Hamza became CMhe said when foundation of Any work was weak, it was like a house built on sand. “Those who It was built such house would be buried in this, and their name and sign, will vanish.”

Elahi emphasized how he spoke from the day one that the elections for in CM the slot was wrong and even his oath. “Now it’s proven,” he said, adding that next step would pick them up as well as throw them out.

In an interview with BBC Urdu Elahi denied any rumors. of his paths diverge with his cousin and PML-Q head Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, insisting that his party would remain combined.

But when he indicated out that Chaudhry Salik Hussain, son of Shujaat, was part of of in government, Elahi was quick to criticize her nephew.

He added that Salik was an inexperienced rookie in in world of politics.

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