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Speaker Parvez Elahi postpones Punjab Assembly session till May 16

  • The crucial session will now be held on May 16 at 11:30am.
  • Sources say Elahi postponed the session due to “threats to law and order situation.”
  • “It is my discretionary right to decide when to summon the session,” Elahi says.

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Parvez Elahi Thursday postponed a crucial assembly session initially summoned today to take up a no-trust resolution against its Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari till May 16, Geo News reported.

A notification for this has been issued by the speaker’s office. This is the second time Elahi has postponed the session.

The crucial session will now be held on May 16 at 11:30am.

“The Punjab Assembly session has been postponed till May 16,” read the notification issued by the speaker’s office, without giving any reason.

Sources, however, said that Elahi postponed it due to “threats to the law and order situation.” They said the administration and police were prepared and all arrangements had been made for the session today.

It is worth mentioning that in its last meeting on April 16, the Punjab Assembly had witnessed unprecedented violence, leaving many injured, including Elahi. 

The House, however, ended up electing Hamza Shehbaz, leader of the Opposition in the House and the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as the chief minister amid a boycott by PTI and PML-Q lawmakers.

More to follow…

Courtesy : GeoNews

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