LAHORE : (A News) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) dropped their no-confidence resolution Monday.
PML-N withdrew the no-confidence resolution for failing to modify the order of numbers in the Punjab Assembly, when the PTI and PML-Q coalition had a clear advantage.
Despite the efforts of former president Asif Ali Zardari and the PML-N, the number games were not finished, and the no-confidence resolution against the speaker and deputy speaker was dropped.
Earlier, the PML-N withdrew a no-confidence resolution against the Punjab Chief Minister. Now, the PML-N is focusing on a vote of confidence against the Chief Minister instead of the Speaker.
Former PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has ordered his party to speed up election preparations.
Sharif ordered his party to roll up its sleeves in light of the political crisis in Punjab, where Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi is scheduled to seek a vote of confidence this month.
Governor House and the State Guest House would be available for PML-N leaders to convene open courts to listen to public grievances and address them.
The former premier said last week, “My heart beats with the nation”
The former three-time premier, who is in London for treatment since November 2019, said so during a Christmas function attended by PML-N minority wing central president Senator Kamran Michael and MNA Khel Das Kohistani. He also criticised the PTI administration for mistreating people in the name of accountability, saying, “Days of brutality are finished.” He vowed injustice victims wouldn’t be forgotten.
In 2018, he was convicted of corruption relating to his family’s posh London homes. The court postponed his 10-year jail term two months later awaiting a final verdict. In December 2018, he was arrested again for corruption in a case involving his family’s steel plants in Saudi Arabia.
During his service, he had an immune system illness and other health issues. He subsequently asked for permission to get therapy in London.
Lahore High Court removed Sharif’s travel restriction in 2019, and the PTI government approved.