Hamza Shahbaz elected 21st Chief Minister of Punjab with 197 votes
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi did not get any vote.
Lahore ( The Breaking Times – Arshad Farooq Butt )
Following the voting process, Hamza Shahbaz of PMLN has been elected the 21st Chief Minister of the Punjab with 197 votes. While Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi did not get any vote.
It may be recalled that the session of Punjab Assembly was to start at 11:30 AM today under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari. However, the meeting was delayed due to the failure of the PTI members to reach the assembly hall.
The bells kept ringing to call the members of the Assembly in the House. But despite claims of tight security, women government members of parliament came with Lotas. They started chanting slogans of Lotay Lotay which caused a commotion in the House.
Later, when Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari arrived in the hall to preside over the Punjab Assembly session, he was attacked by government members and his dice were surrounded. Dost Mohammad Mazari was slapped and his hair was plucked by PTI MPAs.
Security staff and opposition members rescued the deputy speaker from PTI members, after which he returned to his office.
During the commotion in the House, several members of the Assembly were injured and some fell ill and were given immediate medical aid.
Chief Ministerial candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi also got into a commotion and was injured. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was thrown out of the house during the commotion.
Maryam Nawaz congratulates Hamza Shahbaz on becoming Chief Minister
After the election of Hamza Shahbaz as the Chief Minister of Punjab, the statement of PMLN Vice President Maryam Nawaz also came to light.
In a post on micro-blogging website Twitter, Maryam Nawaz wrote a message of Alhamdulillah to Hamza Shahbaz for being elected Punjab Chief Minister.
Maryam Nawaz has said that brothers and sisters of Punjab! The snatched mandate from you in 2018 has been returned to you. She said that the journey of development would start from where it was broken. You will get your due.
CM Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif First Speech in Assembly
The newly elected Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz in his first address in the Provincial Assembly said that the ego of the previous government was also obstructed in the matter of Pak-China Economic Corridor. Due to which the development of the country was at stake.
Addressing the assembly after being elected Leader of the House, Hamza Shahbaz said that he paid tribute to the bravery of the Deputy Speaker. Democracy had won today. The High Court gave powers to the Deputy Speaker but today the Constitution was mocked and the Deputy Speaker was attacked.
Hamza Shahbaz thanked PPP’s Hassan Murtaza, PTI’s Abdul Aleem Khan and Jahangir Tareen for his support.
Chief Minister announced that a new speaker would be brought in with the help of allies and an in-house committee of the house should be formed on the violence against the deputy speaker and there should be a full inquiry into what happened today.
Ch Shujaat Hussain Condemns Attack on Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
PMLQ President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said that the manner in which Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was injured was regrettable.
According to a private TV Channel ARY News, he said that what happened in the Punjab Assembly was unfortunate.
PMLN was encouraged after the police came to the house. Was the job of the police only to protect the opposition, the deputy speaker and his supporters?
The PML-Q president said that in a house where the life of the speaker is not safe, what can be expected for a common man?