Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari ousted in no-confidence vote

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly passed no-trust motion against Dost Muhammad Mazari to remove him from his post as Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly on late Friday night.

Government alliance’s no-confident motion against Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari succeeded on late Friday night, with 186 members in the 364-strong house voting in favour of the resolution.

The newly-elected Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan announced the result after vote count. The opposition alliance did not take part in the voting process.

The no confidence motion was moved by Muhammad Basharat Raja.

The schedule regarding the election of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker has been announced according to which the voting would be held on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

The nomination papers for the PA Deputy Speaker slot would be submitted till 5:00 pm on Saturday.

Read more: PTI’s Sibtain Khan elected Punjab Assembly speaker

Earlier, the Punjab Assembly elected PTI’s Sibtain Khan, a joint candidate of PTI and the PML-Q, as the new speaker on Friday. Opposition protested installation of cameras above the booths and presence of serial numbers on ballot papers.

The Punjab Assembly speaker’s seat fell vacant after the former office bearer, Pervez Elahi was elected as the Punjab chief minister.

Sibtain won the election against the Opposition’s candidate Saif ul Malook Khokhar, who is from the PML-N. Sibtain secured 185 votes while Saiful Malook won 175 votes. Four votes were rejected.

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