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PML-N takes back no-confidence motion against Parvez Elahi

PML-N senior leader and Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique also confirmed the development, saying the no-confidence motion was unnecessary. 

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In a major development, PML-N has apparently taken back the no-confidence motion submitted against PML-Q leader and Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi.

According to the details, PML-N MPA Khalil Tahir Sindhu said Parvez Elahi has already lost his post as the Chief Minister after he failed to obtain a vote of confidence. Therefore, the no-confidence motion has been taken back.

On the other hand, the no-confidence motion against the Punjab Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker still remains in place.

PML-N senior leader and Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique also confirmed the development, saying the no-confidence motion was unnecessary.

Read more: PML-N to oust Punjab CM Parvez Elahi with no-confidence motion

“After failing to get the vote of confidence on the Chief Minister of Punjab, the no-confidence motion against him was unnecessary and therefore withdrawn. Both Punjab and KPK assemblies are now safe, and PTI should show some performance for the people in their remaining governments instead of the failed attempts of agitation and arson!” Khawaja Saad Rafique said.

Ever since PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to dissolve the dissolution of Punjab and KPK assemblies, the political situation has become tense, especially in Punjab.

In a bid to prevent the dissolution of assemblies, PML-N had decided to table the no-confidence motion against Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi, Punjab Assembly Speaker Muhammad Sibtain Khan, and the Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker.

On the other hand, Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman denotified Chief Minister Parvez Elahi for not seeking the vote of confidence despite his advice. In response, Parvez Elahi filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against the denotification in which he appealed to the court to declare the governor’s move illegal. He argued that the Punjab Governor did not fulfill the constitutional requirement and ordered a vote of confidence during the ongoing session of the Punjab Assembly.

Read more: Parvez Elahi challenges Punjab Governor’s denotification order in LHC