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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly’s session for the election of a new chief minister has been postponed till April 16.
The session was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 6, for the election of new chief minister. However, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari has deferred the session till April 16.
Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi is compete with Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz for the post of Punjab chief minister.
A session of the provincial assembly on Sunday April 3 witnessed ruckus as opposition parties and disgruntled MPAs protested over the election of the chief minister.
The session was adjourned without completing the procedure for the election of the chief minister. Following the ruling, there was a commotion in the House and the opposition started raising slogans against the government. The session started with a delay of one hour and 25 minutes instead of the scheduled time of 11:30 AM and lasted only for a new minutes.
After the adjournment, the assembly members from the opposition gathered in front of the speaker’s dais. The opposition staged a sit-in but the assembly administration cut off power supplies. PML-N members protested and tried to enter the office of the chief security officer.
Later, speaking to the media, Pervaiz Elahi said he has the majority in the house and vowed to win the election. However, several MPAs of the Aleem Khan group have refused to support Elahi for the post.