Saturday April 16, 2022

Hamza Elected Punjab CM

LAHORE: PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz was elected as chief minister Punjab on Saturday in a ruckus marred session of the Punjab Assembly. 

Ahead of the vote, three PTI members of the Punjab Assembly were arrested for attacking Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari as the party boycotted the session to elect the new chief minister.

Hamza Shahbaz was elected as the new chief minister with 197 votes. While his rival Pervaiz Elahi did not receive any votes as his party and PTI had boycotted the polls.

Hamza is the third member from his family to be elected as the chief minister of Punjab. Earlier his father PM Shehbaz Sharif and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had also held the post. 

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