Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has claimed that Chaudhry Parvez Elahi is no longer the Chief Minister of Punjab.
While talking to the media in Lahore he said, “The Punjab government had asked the chief minister to take a vote of confidence by yesterday, but he did not take it, so according to the constitution, Parvez Elahi is no longer the chief minister.”
“There is no political crisis. An assembly session will be called for the election of the new chief minister,” said Rana Sanaullah.
The interior minister claimed that Governor Baligh Ur Rehman is acting following his constitutional authority and added that any instructions he issues will be carried out.
He continued by saying that the provincial administration was in charge of upholding law and order.
“Governor has the constitutional right to de-notify the chief minister. When the governor acts as per the Constitution then there is no question of Article 6,” said the minister.
The interior minister responded to PTI’s assertion that the president will dismiss Baligh Ur Rehman by saying that the president must carry out the directives of the prime minister.
“Removing a governor is far-fetched, the president cannot even remove the bee sitting on his head without the prime minister’s advice,” said Sanaullah.
According to the interior minister, Hamza Shahbaz is the PML-legislative N’s leader in the Punjab Assembly and ought to be the party’s nominee for the position of next CM.