The resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has been accepted.

Usman Buzdar, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has resigned, and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has accepted it.

After meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, the governor agreed to Buzdar’s resignation. On March 30, the governor was notified of the resignation. On March 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan received Usman Buzdar’s resignation.

The Governor has called a session of the province parliament for the election of the next chief minister on Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m., according to a notice.

The joint opposition’s no-confidence resolution against Buzdar in the provincial parliament has now been rendered ineffective due to the acceptance of his resignation. As a result of the resignation, the provincial cabinet was dissolved.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has already been nominated as a candidate for Punjab Chief Minister by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The combined opposition has yet to name a candidate for this seat.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is debating whether or not to nominate Hamza Shehbaz as the united opposition candidate for Punjab Chief Minister. A majority of PML-N leaders approved his candidacy during an online meeting hosted by party chief Nawaz Sharif.

Both supporters — the PML-Q and the Tareen group – were insistent on dismissing Buzdar, putting great pressure on the ailing prime minister to do so. After receiving 186 votes, Usman Buzdar was elected Punjab chief minister in 2018.

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