Punjab (PA) Assembly Speaker Sibtein Khan fired on On Tuesday, Governor Baligur Rehman’s order requires Chief Minister Parvez Elahi to get vote of confidence from house saying the instructions were “against Constitution and rules of Procedure”.
speaker also announced a break in the work of the PA session until December 23 – on the same day PTI plans to dissolve provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
On Saturday, PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced that his government in two provinces will dissolve their meetings on Friday to build way for fresh elections.
Subsequently, the following days of feverish politicking, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance has slammed its own trap on Monday to limit options available to Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
In double edged moveasked Punjab Governor Baligur Rehman. minister receive vote of confidence from PA on Wednesday (tomorrow) when PML-N and PPP legislators submitted a separate no-confidence resolution. against him in an attempt to forbid him to dissolve the assembly.
Chief by law minister can not dissolve assembly, if no-confidence traffic has been moved against him, and the governor’s demand for Main minister search vote of confidence from house so he should ensure what he manages to provide 186 votes on Wednesday.
However, in ruling during today’s PA session, Sibtein said the meeting was “already in session’ and ‘until current session suspended, the governor cannot call a new session”.
Order – copy of which available with Dawn.com – said that, according to the verdict of the Lahore High Court, the case of confidence in Main minister could only be determined in a session who was “specially called for this goal.”
It said the governor can’t call it special session while current session continued.
The resolution indicated out that the governor was empowered by section 109 of The constitution convenes or adjourns the assembly session, however, it called the 41st assembly session but never interrupted him.
“In such a case, the governor has no right to convene session demanding from the boss minister receive vote of confidence,” This added.
Therefore, the PA speaker ruled that “the order of governor asks for chief minister take vote of confidence being not in correspondence with the aforementioned provisions of Constitution and rules of procedure, further processing is not possible; therefore, manage of respectively”.
Commenting on case after PA session- said the speaker Dawn.com that he had a meeting with lawyers on interpretation of constitution and rules. “I’ve been saying this since first day and I think [this interpretation] right, he added.
Sibtein also regarded the governor’s order as “illegal and incorrect.”
Meanwhile the main whip of PML-N Tahir Khalil Sindhu said that the MPA of the opposition alliance will arrive in the PA tomorrow at 16:00 to take part in the session summoned by the governor.
“A meeting called by the governor, in correspondence with Constitution and law,” he insisted.
Sindhu said CM Elahi will have to accept vote of confidence in anyway, otherwise he would stop keeping his office. “If the meeting does not take place place tomorrow and boss minister does not accept vote of confidence then the governor will de-notify him,” he said. added.
PTI has 177 members and PML-Q has 10 members. in PA. On the other hand, the opposition has 176 members from the PML-N, PPP and Rah-i-Haq parties.
According to a belated notice on On Monday evening the Governor called session of Punjab Assembly on Wednesday at 16:00, and has required Main minister receive vote of confidence in terms of Article 130(7) of Constitution.
At his disposal, the governor said CM Elahi lost confidence of him party President Chaudhry Shujaat and his own party MPA. “It is widely known that over in last a few weeks, major differences of opinion broke out between the two coalition parties – PTI and PML-Q – regarding political strategies, dissolution of assembly, development schemes and transfers of public officials.”
Order also pointed out the differences between coalition partners over turning on of Khayal Ahmad of PTI in provincial cabinet and resignation of provincial minister Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dreshak.
Governor also quoted Chaudhry Parvez Elahi’s December 4 statement that he was not going to dissolve PA until March 2023 – “a position that is completely contrary to with PTI public position on in issue and this led to the resignation of two PTI MPAs in protest.”
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