Speaker of the Punjab Assembly and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, stated the opposition coalition, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), has more parliamentarians than the minimum number to pass the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran.
In an interview with Hum News on Tuesday, he stated the opposition had the backing of over 172 legislators in the National Assembly.
“It is Khan Sahab’s responsibility to correct the imbalance. However, I feel the time for delegates to be sent is passed.”
He went on to say that the government has never learned how to develop connections and has damaged everything.
Elahi said that the opposition alliance had previously offered him the role of Punjab’s chief minister, but that the government had made no such offer and that his party’s promises had not been kept.
The PML-Q leader also asked both the government and the opposition to cancel their planned power shows, claiming that such clashes would be detrimental to the country and no one would profit.
The government’s partners, the BAP, MQM-P, and PML-Q, have been meeting with each other and with opposition groups, as both the opposition and the government seek their support in order to fulfil their numbers.
The three allies have 17 seats in the National Assembly, which is remarkable. The PTI government’s strength will decrease to 162 from 179 if these parties join the opposition.