Votes of Muslim League (Q) rejected, Hamza Shahbaz re-elected as Chief Minister of Punjab

Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari rejected all 10 votes of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muslim League (Q) candidate Parvez Elahi as per the Supreme Court’s decision. After which Hamza Shehbaz was re-elected Chief Minister of Punjab with a lead of 3 votes.In the election of Chief Minister, Pakistan Muslim League (N) candidate Hamza Shehbaz got 179 votes, while after 10 votes were rejected, Parvez Elahi got 176 votes and Hamza Shehbaz won by 3 votes.After the counting of votes, Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari told the House that he has received a letter from Muslim League (Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat.Dost Muhammad Mazari, while reading the letter of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, said that all the members of the Punjab Assembly belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League are instructed that the voting for the Chief Minister of Punjab is scheduled on July 22. And as the head of Pakistan Muslim League, I am giving orders to all the members of the provincial assembly to vote in favor of Hamza Shehbaz Sharif.

He said that a copy of this letter has been sent to all party members. The Deputy Speaker said that according to this letter, as per the decision of the Supreme Court, all the votes cast by Pakistan Muslim League (Q) are rejected.

He said that Hafiz Amar Yasir, Shuja Nawaz, Muhammad Abdullah Waraich, Parvez Elahi, Muhammad Rizwan, Sajid Ahmed Khan, Ehsanullah Chaudhry, Muhammad Afzal, Basma Chaudhry and Khadija Umar are the members whose votes were not counted.He said that 10 votes of Muslim League (Q) are rejected and 10 votes have expired.

PTI’s candidate for Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi got 186 but after 10 votes were rejected, he got 176 votes, while Hamza Shehbaz got 179 votes and thus he got a lead of 3 votes. After the Deputy Speaker’s decision, PTI member Raja Bisharat said on the point of objection that I want to draw attention to 63A as to who has the right to direct the vote.To Raja Basharat’s question, the Deputy Speaker replied that according to the law, the head of the party has the right, Raja Basharat said that the parliamentary leader has the right and read out the constitutional clause.

He said that the head of the parliamentary party is Chaudhry Sajid and he should have given the order, but the deputy speaker said to read the order of the court, but Raja Basharat said that a meeting of the parliamentary party of Muslim League (Q) was held yesterday, in which he Decided that the vote will be given to Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.Addressing the speaker, he said that according to your decision, the status of the candidate is being terminated and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi cannot vote for himself.

He said that he did not have the authority, but the Deputy Speaker said that according to this letter, I asked Chaudhry Shujaat over the phone and he said 3 times that it is correct and that he wrote this letter as the head of the party. Is.

The Deputy Speaker said that the votes of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi were not being counted and as a result Hamza Shehbaz was the successful candidate for the Chief Ministership, who secured the majority of the members present.

The Deputy Speaker then adjourned the assembly session.It should be remembered that on May 17, the Supreme Court, in its decision on the presidential reference regarding the interpretation of Article 63A, said that the vote given by a defiant member of the assembly contrary to the party policy will not be counted, while the parliament should determine the period of lifelong disqualification or disqualification.

A 5-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Atta Bandial heard the Presidential Reference on the interpretation of Article 63A and delivered the verdict by a margin of 3 to 2.Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, Justice Ejazul Hassan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar said that the vote given by the defected member should not be counted, while Justice Mazhar Alam Mian Khel and Justice Jamal Khan Mandukhel disagreed with the decision.

Asad Umar will challenge in the Supreme Court

PTI leader Asad Umar said in a tweet immediately after the Deputy Speaker’s decision that ‘an application will be filed in the Supreme Court tonight itself’.

Voting in Punjab Assembly for election of Chief Minister

Earlier, the Punjab Assembly session under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari started with the recitation and translation of the Holy Quran, after which the Deputy Speaker administered the oath of membership to Raja Sagheer, the member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) elected from Rawalpindi.

At the beginning of the meeting, Pakistan Muslim League (N) member Tahir Khalil Sindhu objected that there is a difference between oath and notification, regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) elected member of provincial assembly Shabbir Ahmed Gujjar from PP-167. It is written that the notification, subject to the final decision of the Election Commission, if he is sworn in, is illegal and he cannot vote.

He raised another objection that Zain Qureshi is currently a member of the National Assembly from Multan and is also a provincial member. Cast the first vote for Zain Qureshi. The Deputy Speaker said that on April 16, voting was held for the Chief Minister of Punjab and Hamza Shehbaz of Pakistan Muslim League (N) was successful while Pervez Elahi did not get any vote. He said that “Hamza Shehbaz got 197 votes, but according to the decision of the Supreme Court, the votes of 25 members were not counted”. He said that Hamza Shehbaz now has 172 votes and no one has 186 votes, but the Assembly meeting is being held for re-voting under Article 130 (4) of the Constitution. The Deputy Speaker said that the voting process will be the same as before and the Secretary will explain the Assembly voting procedure and after that the Secretary explained the voting procedure. Dost Mazari said that the members supporting Pervez Elahi and Hamza Shahbaz should move to the opposite side.Earlier, the bells rang to fulfill the quorum in the assembly session but the session could not start at the scheduled time of 4 o’clock and was delayed where the members of Pakistan Muslim League (N) were present in the assembly lobby but they were not entering the house. However, after a delay of about 3 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz and other members of Pakistan Muslim League (N) reached the assembly and the meeting started under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari.

Reports of Chaudhry Shujaat avoiding support of Parvez Elahi

While the voting process for the election of the Chief Minister was going on in the Punjab Assembly, on the other hand, unconfirmed reports were circulating that Pakistan Muslim League (Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain had asked his members to refrain from voting for Parvez Elahi. .

Hamid Mir, a well-known journalist associated with the private channel ‘Jeo News’, while quoting Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leader Munis Elahi, said that Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain refused to support Parvez Elahi as a PTI candidate. Munis Elahi had said in a tweet that in the joint parliamentary session of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) and PTI, it was unanimously agreed that Parvez Elahi will be their candidate. However, members of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) including Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi present in the Punjab Assembly cast their vote.

The matter is likely to go to court, former Attorney General

Former attorney general and legal expert Anwar Mansoor Khan while talking to private channel ‘ARY News’ in the context of the alleged letter from Chaudhry Shujaat said that if any parliamentary party went to vote and if they have any clear instructions. If not, then the legislators will have the right to choose, after which the instructions of the parliamentary leader can play an important role.

In response to a question, Anwar Mansoor Khan said that if the parliamentary party has already given the directive, then it will be the parliamentary leader who will issue the directive in the House, from which there will be no problem of defection.

He had further said that the parliamentary leader can take notice of defection only if the party chief informs him about the matter.Former Attorney General Mansoor Ali Khan had said that the word used in the constitution is in the context of the parliamentary party and not the party leader which refers to the ‘party as a whole’ and this is a very important matter which is likely to go to court. .

Fawad Chaudhry will file a contempt petition against the Deputy Speaker on delay

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry criticized the delay in the meeting on the social networking website Twitter and warned the Deputy Speaker.

He had said that ‘unnecessary delay in the meeting of the provincial assembly is a violation of the clear orders of the Supreme Court, the lawyers have been asked to take contempt of court proceedings’.He said that ‘after some time from now, a contempt of court petition against the Deputy Speaker is being filed in the Supreme Court’.

The government is insulting the court, Babar Awan

Talking to reporters, PTI leader Babarawan said that the Supreme Court had ordered that the assembly session will be held today at 4 pm and cannot be held tomorrow.He said that PTI has the required number and the imported government will go home from Punjab.

Members of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Provincial Assembly Saba Sadiq and Uzma Qadri came to attend the assembly meeting with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to being affected by Covid-19.Both the members arrived dressed in corona kits and health staff are also present with them. The leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Rana Shamshar while talking to ‘Jeo News’ claimed that PTI currently has 175 members in the provincial assembly while the number of members of Pakistan Muslim League (N) is 180.The results of today’s election will determine the direction of the future politics of the country, due to its extraordinary importance, the series of manipulation attempts by political rivals during the last few days continued until last night, when the Chief Minister’s election was held. I had just 12 hours left. Political observers believe that if the opposition alliance (PTI and Muslim League-Q) succeeds in getting their joint candidate elected as the Chief Minister of the largest province of Pakistan today in the Punjab Assembly, then its effects will definitely affect the Federation. I will also fall on the coalition government.Ahead of today’s important election, former Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the PTI and Muslim League (Q) parliamentary party in which 186 members of the provincial assembly participated.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry claimed that he has the support of 186 MLAs, which is the required number to win the Chief Ministerial election.

Former federal minister and Muslim League (Q) leader Monis Elahi also said that the game of Hamza Shehbaz’s government is over as they have the required number of MLAs for victory.This contest for the election of the Chief Minister is technically a run-off election, as per the procedure mentioned in the constitution, one phase of the election has already been completed, so it is not necessary for any candidate to 186 The candidate who gets even one more vote will be elected Chief Minister of Punjab today.

On the order of the Supreme Court, the Punjab Assembly meeting was convened at 4 pm today, the ruling and opposition alliance members of the assembly were kept in separate hotels in Lahore, they were brought to the Punjab Assembly together for voting today.

Workers of PTI and Muslim League (Q) are protecting their MLAs in view of any possible action by the government.Law enforcement agencies have made foolproof arrangements inside and outside the Punjab Assembly for the peaceful conduct of elections.

Fears of chaos in the House

Fears are being expressed that Muslim League (N) may follow the same strategy in the House today which was adopted by PTI 3 months ago during the last election of Punjab Chief Minister.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan offered Chief Ministership to Chaudhry Pervez Elahi to get the support of Muslim League (Q) as part of his strategy to thwart the no-confidence motion against him, so Usman Buzdar resigned from the post of Chief Minister in March. Resigned.

On April 16, the process of electing a new Chief Minister in the Punjab Assembly was marred by riots, during which many people including Parvez Elahi were injured and the law enforcement agencies took control of the house.However, on that day, Hamza Shahbaz was elected as the Chief Minister with 197 votes, which included the votes of the following 25 defecting members of PTI:

 Raja Sagheer Ahmad
Malik Ghulam Rasool
Saeed Akbar Khan
Muhammad Ajmal
Abdul Aleem Khan
Nazir Ahmed Chauhan
Muhammad Amin Zulqarnain
Malik Nauman Langriyal
Muhammad Salman
Zawar Hussain Waraich
Nazir Ahmad Khan
Fida Hussain
Zahra Batul
Muhammad Tahir
Ayesha Nawaz
Sajda Yusuf
Haroon Imran Gul
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Malik Asad Ali
Miracle Christ
Mohammad Sabtain Raza
Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa
Mian Khalid Mahmood
Maher Muhammad Aslam
Faisal Hayat

Later, these 25 PTI MLAs (including 5 special seats) were de-seated due to defection from the party, after which Hamza Shehbaz lost his majority in the House as he received The number of votes was reduced from 197 to 172.On July 1, the Supreme Court had given a decision that the re-election of the Chief Minister of Punjab will be held on July 22.Out of the 25 seats of the deseated members, by-elections were held on the remaining 20 seats, apart from 5 reserved seats, out of which the PTI won 15 seats.Yesterday, in the Punjab Assembly session presided over by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, after notification by the Election Commission, 15 newly elected members of PTI, 3 members of Muslim League (N) and one independent member took oath as members of the assembly. Who will participate in the voting for the re-election of the Chief Minister today.After taking the oath of 15 members of assembly of PTI, the total number of members of Tehreek-e-Insaaf in the House is 178 while the number of members of Muslim League (Q) is 10, the number of members of PTI and Muslim League (Q) combined. There are 188 but one MLA is abroad.

PTI Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari will not cast his vote as he will preside over the meeting today, so the total number of votes for the opposition alliance will be 186.

House Majority Claims, Allegations of Horse Trading

During the last few days, along with the claims of the majority by the government and the opposition, the series of accusations of horse trading on each other continued.PTI workers staged a protest at Liberty Chowk in Lahore while the party leadership strongly condemned the presence of People’s Party chief Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore in the last two days.During this time, he met with President Muslim League (Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. The opposition believes that Asif Zardari is manipulating the election process and the opposition members of the assembly are being offered heavily in exchange for Hamza Shahbaz’s support. Former Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan claimed that the horse trading in Sindh House is being seen again in Lahore, the members of the Provincial Assembly are being bought by offering up to Rs 50 crore.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry demanded from the Supreme Court that whatever is happening in Punjab, the Supreme Court should inquire into it, Rana Sanaullah, Atta Tarar and Asif Zardari should be arrested and put in jail. Cases of buying and selling should be conducted in the election.PTI MLA Fayyazul Hasan Chauhan also said that Asif Zardari was playing a ‘satanic game’, warning that PTI workers would surround Bilawal House if this heinous game was not stopped.He said that Asif Zardari did corruption of trillions of rupees to buy the loyalty of PTI MLAs but could buy only one.PTI Member Punjab Assembly Mian Masood is being accused of selling his loyalty to Muslim League (N) and leaving the country.

Meanwhile, Muslim League (N) MLA Maulana Ilyas Chenyoti alleged that he was offered Rs 10 crore by PTI to switch allegiance.

Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Muhammad Mazari announced yesterday that he has been entrusted by the Lahore High Court with the responsibility of conducting the election according to the law and he will ensure a transparent and fair election for the post of Chief Minister.Meanwhile, Asif Ali Zardari, while denying involvement in horse-trading, promised his party’s unequivocal support for the PML-N.Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also said that people in the ranks of Tehreek-e-Insaf who have conscience and consciousness will not vote for Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in the Chief Minister elections.Confirming the contacts with the opposition members of the provincial assembly, Rana Sanaullah said that we will use all our political options to the full.Earlier, he has publicly said that on the day of voting, about 5 to 7 members of the opposition may be absent.The polling process will start after 4 pm today, no member will be allowed to bring mobile phone in the House or any guest will be allowed to sit in the gallery.Besides, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the Chief Secretary Punjab and IG Punjab to ensure the security of all the members of the Provincial Assembly to vote as per their wish in the election of Chief Minister of Punjab to be held today. .

Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Muhammad Mazari announced yesterday that he will ensure ‘free and fair’ election for the post of Chief Minister.

He said that the Lahore High Court has entrusted him with the responsibility of conducting the election according to the law.

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