After much ado, Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz has been elected as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Hamza bagged 197 votes and his rival Pervez Elahi got just a single vote. Elahi’s party Pakistan Muslim League – (PML-Q) and the erstwhile ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had boycotted the elections. However, PTI’s Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan was present in the assembly despite his party’s boycott and voted for Pervez Elahi.
Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari, who was attacked by PTI and PML-Q members earlier in the day, announced the results of the voting and termed the chief minister’s election a victory for democracy. He also praised the MPAs who participated in the voting despite the chaos and violence that was witnessed inside the assembly today.
Meanwhile, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the party congratulated Hamza Shahbaz and celebrated the party’s victory.
Sharing news tickers announcing Hamza Shahbaz’s election, Maryam Nawaz posted a tweet expressing joy at Sharif’s election.