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Hamza Shehbaz elected as Punjab CM with 199 votes during symbolic session

Hamza Shehbaz elected as Punjab CM with 199 votes during symbolic session
April 6, 2022 Web Desk

LAHORE (92 News) - PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz was elected as the Punjab chief minister with 199 votes during a symbolic session on Wednesday.

Maryam Nawaz congratulated Hamza Shehbaz on his victory.

The joint opposition had held a token meeting in a hotel after the Punjab Assembly was locked on Wednesday.

MPAs belonging to the PML-N and allies parties participated in the session. Over 196 MPAs, including women, participated the session. Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari presided over the session.

Moreover, the Tareen Group, Abdul Aleem Khan Group, Asad Khokhar and dissidents of the PTI were also present.

PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz also attended the token session. Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said the government of Imran Khan and the fake government in Punjab had ended.

"For having a majority in the House, Hamza Shehbaz has the right to form the government in Punjab," she added. She said that the session was not a token session, but legal and constitutional as well.

Maryam Nawaz said that the PML-N is going to prove its majority in the session.

Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that the nexus of Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi and the PTI was using cheap tactics. "The country has been made a banana republic," he added.