Punjab governor withdraws de-notification of Elahi as CM

Lahore: Lahore High Court (LHC) was told on Thursday that Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman has withdrawn his order to de-notify Pervaiz Elahi as the chief minister of the province after he managed to secure the confidence of 186 members in the Punjab Assembly.

A five-member bench comprising Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh, Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh, Justice Asim Hafeez and Justice Muzammil Akhtar Shabir heard the case.

During today’s proceedings, Elahi’s lawyer Barrister Ali Zafar informed the bench that his client had taken the vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly.

It may be noted that CC Elahi won the vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly in early hour of Thursday in a session by securing 186 votes amid the boycott by the opposition. Speaker Sibtain Khan said that Elahi had received 186 votes required to retain his position as CM Punjab.