Governors of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KP & GB likely to resign after success of no-confidence motion against Imran Khan as PM
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Following the dismissal of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from the office of the prime minister through no-confidence motion on Saturday night, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman, Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha and Governor Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon are likely to tender their resignations after the election of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan today (Monday).
According to media reports, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail is currently attending a meeting of the PTI in Islamabad and he is expected to hand down his resignation upon his return to Karachi. However, his family is still present in Governor House in Karachi.
On the other hand, Shah Farman said that he will step down from the governor’s post in case PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif gets elected as the prime minister of Pakistan. “I cannot give Shahbaz the protocol of a prime minister,” Farman said.
Moreover, the newly-appointed Punjab Governor Cheema is also expected to resign only after a few days in the office. Cheema had also been summoned to Islamabad to attend PTI’s core committee meeting.
According to sources privy to the matter, the governor Punjab will resign from his post once a new prime minister takes oath of his position.
Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema took oath of his office on April 03 following removal of Chuadhry Muhammad Sarwar from the slot.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Amir Bhatti administered the oath to him during a simple but dignified ceremony at the Governor’s House in Lahore.
The ceremony was attended by former Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar, IG Punjab, chief secretary, Raja Yasir Humayun and others.
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was removed from the post after being blamed for persuading Abdul Aleem Khan group to vote in favour of PML-N candidate Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.