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Political crisis continues; Punjab Assembly receives two no-trust motions in a day, a new history

A political crisis continues; Punjab Assembly receives two no-trust motions in a day, a new history!

PTI has submitted a no-trust motion against Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Muhammad Mazari on Wednesday.

While the joint opposition the same day filed the second no-trust motion against Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.

PTI had submitted a no-trust motion against Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari for withdrawing the order postponing today’s PA session to April 16.

The resolution against Mazari contained the signatures of the PTI’s Punjab assembly members.

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) claimed that the deputy speaker was no longer eligible to summon the house after the no-trust motion had been submitted against him.

Following the development, Deputy Speaker Mazari moved to the Supreme Court to take notice of the ongoing constitutional crises in the province. 

He expressed concern over the lack of cooperation in the assembly secretariat after he had summoned the house.

In an interview with the media, Deputy Speaker Mazari said that the secretariat staff of the Punjab Assembly was not cooperating with him.

“Punjab Assembly secretariat staff is not cooperating with me,” Mazari told Geo News.

Mazari added that the session called today would happen and he had summoned the Assembly session on the orders of the Supreme Court.

He went on to say that the advocate-general of Punjab had stated before the Supreme Court that the session will be held today.

“In accordance with the law I can conduct the house despite the no-trust motion that has been moved against me,” Mazari said.

He added that the election was for selecting a chief minister, not a deputy speaker.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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