Punjab Assembly passes no-trust motion against deputy speaker 

Punjab Assembly passes no-trust motion against deputy speaker 

Lahore (Web Desk): The Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed a no-confidence motion against deputy speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari.

The deputy speaker had dismissed Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid's (PML-Q) 10 votes after party head Chaudhry Shujaat asked them to vote in favour of Hamza, but they did not follow his instructions.

According to details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Parliamentary Leader in Punjab Assembly Raja Basharat submitted a no-confidence motion against Mazari in today's session, which was passed by the house’s majority.

Following this, Waseem Khan, a member Panel of Chair who was presiding over the session, adjourned it till tomorrow.

As Elahi has now become the chief minister, the speaker’s slot has become effectively vacant and the election for the position will take place on Friday  at 5pm.

PTI has nominated Sibtain Khan for the speaker’s slot and Wasiq Qayyum as the deputy speaker.

On July 26, PTI-backed candidate Pervez Elahi became Chief Minister of Punjab after the Supreme Court (SC) declared Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari’s ruling in the CM election null and void.