Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice president Fawad Chaudhry opposed the reappointment of Usman Buzdar as the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab.
Fawad Chaudhry said that If PTI won the Elections then he will never recommend Imran Khan to appoint Buzdar as CM.
During an interview with Private media channel, the PTI vice president Fawad Chaudhry said there are many ‘surprises’ regarding the tickets allotment as Chairman of PTI Imran Khan himself distributed the tickets for the Punjab Assembly elections.
While answering a question, Fawad Chaudhry said that he will not advise PTI stakeholders to make Usman Buzdar the Chief Minister of Punjab, however, it would be Imran Khan’s decision.
He also mentioned that the PTI chairman did not gave tickets for the Punjab Assembly elections to Pervez Elahi, Usman Buzdar and Shehbaz Gill.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the Supreme Court wants to operate in the best environment and look at both the legal and political aspects of the matter.
The PTI vice president criticized the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and said that the coalition government is ‘confused’, as the PDM leaders are not on the same page.
Remember that, Supreme Court (SC) on in its ver4th April verdict declares the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) 22nd March order to postpone Elections in Punjab null and void ordering to hold poll by 14th of May.
A three-member bench heading by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar — announced the reserved verdict on the PTI’s petition challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s order postponing the elections in Punjab and KP.
The Supreme Court declared the ECP’s order postponing the provincial assembly elections until October 8 as “unconstitutional” and ordered the government to release Rs21 billion funds for elections in Punjab by April 10.
The top court also directed to conduct Punjab polls on May 14. The SC further directed the caretaker government in Punjab to assist the commission.
Supreme Court also directed Pak Army to provide security for the upcoming elections and also orders to ECP to hold elections.
However, the National Assembly later passed a resolution rejecting the three-member Supreme Court bench’s verdict on the Punjab polls, stating that it would not provide funds to the ECP for polls.
The electoral watch dog informed the Top court that it had not received the required funds from the ministry after which the three-member bench directed the State bank to release funds “directly”.
Earlier in Federal Meeting The deputy governor SBP Seema Kamil said they have allocated Rs.21 billion for the Punjab elections as per the Supreme Court’s ruling, but the central bank does not has the authority to release the funds directly.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Finance and Revenue Aisha Ghaus Pasha emphasised that the SBP cannot spend money without the permission of the parliament.
“If the National Assembly allows funds can be released [to the ECP],” she said, clarifying that even the Finance Division cannot spend without seeking permission from the cabinet and the lower house.