ISLAMABAD: In wake of Supreme Court’s observations during hearing of the case related to Punjab elections, the government has also formulated a counter strategy.
According to sources, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif began considering taking a vote of confidence from the National Assembly after the Supreme Court’s remarks. The Prime Minister has completed initial consultations with party leaders from allied parties in this regard.
According to sources, after consultations with the allies, all preparations were completed and it was decided that if necessary, the Prime Minister would take a vote of confidence from the National Assembly. On the other hand, on Wednesday, a consultative meeting of the federal cabinet and allied parties will be held in the Parliament House for the National Assembly session. The prime minister will take the federal cabinet into confidence about the vote of confidence.
The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and the consultative meeting of the federal cabinet and allied parties will discuss important matters, including future practical decisions.
Meanwhile, federal information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has rejected the reports about vote of confidence, saying that no consultation has been make regarding PM’s vote of confidence. She said that there is no need for taking vote of confidence by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
وزیراعظم نے اعتماد کا ووٹ لینے کا فیصلہ نہیں کیا،ایسی مشاورت ہوئی نہ اس کی ضرورت ہے۔ عوام، پارٹی،اتحادی جماعتوں کے متفقہ امیدوار شہباز شریف 11 اپریل 2022 کو قومی اسمبلی کے قائد ایوان کا ووٹ لے چکے ہیں۔ من گھڑت افواہ حقیقت نہیں۔ میڈیا بغیر تصدیق وزیراعظم سے متعلق خبریں نہ چلائے
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) April 24, 2023