Hamza Shahbaz becomes CM Punjab with 33 sold votes of PTI
*LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hamza Shahbaz was elected Chief Minister Punjab after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and allied parties boycotted the session after ruckus link which saw police enter the house. *
Hamza Shahbaz got 197 votes from the house. PMLN has 164 votes and 33 votes were polled by dissident members of PTI.
The session chaired by Dost Mazari was earlier delayed after some MPAs attacked Dost Mazari and he called Punjab police. Later, the brawl between the ruling alliance MPAs and joint opposition lawmakers resulted in Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi being left injured.
Hamza Shahbaz was the joint opposition’s candidate while PTI and allied parties favoured former Speaker Pervaiz Elahi for the coveted slot.