ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has removed Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar ahead of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in National Assembly and voting for Chief Minister of Punjab in Punjab Assembly today,
Federal Law Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain updated on Twitter saying, “The announcement regarding new Punjab governor will be made later, while deputy speaker of [provincial assembly] will be the acting governor in the meantime,”
وفاقی حکومت نے گورنر پنجاب چوہدری محمد سرور کو ان کے عہدے سے برطرف کر دیا ہے، نئے گورنر پنجاب کا اعلان بعد میں کیا جائیگا، آئین کے مطابق ڈپٹی اسپیکر قائم مقام گورنر ہوں گے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 3, 2022
Sources said that Elahi directly complained to PM Imran Khan about Sarwar on a phone call, after which the premier advised President Arif Alvi to remove the governor.
After the development, the responsibilities of the Punjab governor were transferred to Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari.
Meanwhile, today’s provincial assembly session will be chaired by the panel of the chairman.