GUJRAT: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi rejected the senior governing coalition partner’s call for a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly on Thursday.
He told the media during a visit to the Chaudhry Parvez Elahi Institute of Cardiology in Wazirabad, “As I do not see the governor’s directive (seeking trust vote) as lawful and genuine, I would not go for it since it will legalize an illegal move.
Before January 11, when an LHC panel starts hearing a plea by Parvez Elahi contesting the governor’s action, the governing coalition would seek a vote of confidence, according to PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry in a statement to the media on Wednesday.
Elahi’s remarks would make the political situation in Punjab even more complicated because the PTI wants the CM to call a vote of confidence and dissolve the assembly to allow for new elections.
In response to recent media remarks made by certain prominent PTI leaders, the chief minister expressed his disapproval and urged them to exercise accountability “in their utterances as this is their party’s administration as well.”
During the same press conference, Elahi stated, “Imran Khan is a really honest and committed leader the nation has had since Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.” He stated that the Punjab government was moving in the direction of Imran Khan’s vision.
In response to Fawad Chaudhry’s criticism of Gujrat district police officer Ghazanfar Shah for using his mobile phone to record the video statement of the main suspect in Imran Khan’s gun attack, the CM stated that an investigation was underway and a team might travel to the United States of America to record the statement of the then inspector general of police in this regard because Shahbaz Sharif had sent the IG for a refresher course at the United Nations, implying that