In a major development, Prime Minister Imran Khan decided on Thursday to replace Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, according to ARY News, citing sources.
According to them, the prime minister, who arrived in Lahore today for a day-long visit, has formed a committee to decide who will be the province’s next chief minister.
The development comes amid a flurry of political activity in the country following the submission of a no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister Khan in the National Assembly by the joint opposition.
Earlier, sources said the opposition in Punjab had decided to file a no-trust motion against the government of Usman Buzdar. They added that the no-trust motion could be submitted in the Punjab Assembly within the next 48 hours.
The joint opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan to the National Assembly secretariat on Tuesday. The opposition also filed a requisition notice requesting a session of Parliament’s lower house to debate the no-trust motion.
The no-trust motion was filed in the NA Secretariat by the PML-Khawaja N’s Saad Rafique, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Sanaullah, the PPP’s Naveed Qamar, Shazia Marri, and the JUI-Shahida F’s Akhtar Ali.