Punjab CM Usman Buzdar presents his resignation to PM

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of several PTI ministers stance in favour of Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar’s removal on Tuesday, the CM has reportedly presented his resignation to the Prime Minsiter (PM) Imran Khan. 

The development comes day after estranged PTI leader and former Punjab minister Abdul Aleem Khan announced merging his group with Jahangir Tareen.

It is pertinent to mention here that Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar had said that appointment of Aleem Khan as chief minister of the province was not acceptable under any circumstances. He told the leadership that either Pervaiz Elahi of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) should be appointed as his successor or allow him to continue on the post.

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The inside story of the meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Prime Minister Imarn Khan came to light.

Sources claimed that in a meeting held in Islamabad, the Punjab Chief Minister presented his resignation to the prime minister. Imran Khan did not accept the resignation of Sardar Usman Buzdar and directed him to continue to work.

Sources also said that the CM during the conversation offered his resignation if his resignation would solve the issues. On reports of removal of Punjab Chief Minister, PM Imran Khan had said that Usman Buzdar is an easy target and no one has done as much work as Buzdar did.

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Imran Khan has maintained that change is not easy as it is a whole thought process, adding that the CM is also popular in MPAs because of his contacts, while those who are contenders of the chief ministership have a problem with Usman Buzdar.

Meanwhile, several senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had also supported the idea of removing Sardar Usman Buzdar as Chief Minister of Punjab.

According to sources familiar with the development, key federal ministers including Pervaiz Khattak and Asad Umer while governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar also threw their weight behind the proposal.

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