Canada Global (Web News) In the midst of the continuing political unrest in Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, President Arif Alvi spoke with Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
As the provincial government and opposition continue to disagree over the no-confidence resolution and vote of confidence against Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, uncertainty has descended upon Punjab.
While the opposition asserts that it could disturb the ruling coalition, the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) are convinced that they have the necessary support to ensure that the Punjab CM stays in office.
President Alvi asked the former prime minister to speak about his discussions with Senator Ishaq Dar, Minister of Finance and Revenue, and other federal ministries as political tensions continue to rise.
Additionally, the two leaders discussed the decisions made by the PTI’s senior leadership at today’s meeting as well as those made by the party’s ally, PML-Q.
According to Punjab Minister for Environment Protection and Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Basharat Raja, Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Sibtain Khan has written to President Alvi requesting that the current governor be removed.
According to the former law minister, the president has the power to fire the governor in accordance with Article 101(3).
Basharat claimed that the governor’s behaviour was also criticised in the letter calling for the speaker’s removal.