Punjab CM Usman Buzdar resigns

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar resigns

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has tendered his resignation after the joint Opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against him in the Punjab Assembly today (Monday).

According to prime minister’s aide on political communication Shahbaz Gill, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as its candidate for Punjab chief minister after incumbent Usman Buzdar presented his resignation to the prime minister.

The motion against Buzdar was filed by Opposition members Rana Mashood, Samiullah Khan, Mian Naseer amongst others in the Provincial Assembly Secretariat.

After filing of no-confidence motion, the chief minister cannot dissolve the provincial assembly while the speaker is bound to convene the session within 14 days.

According to an official handout issued by the provincial assembly, 127 lawmakers signed the no-trust motion against Buzdar while 120 had signed the requisition notice.

The development comes in the wake of the Opposition's no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and increasing pressure within the ruling-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to remove the incumbent chief minister.