LAHORE    -    Punjab Minister for Prisons and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said on Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan was fighting for raising the image and dignity of the country.

Talking to media here, he claimed that nothing unconstitutional had happened in the Punjab Assembly. He said that powers of the Punjab deputy speaker were withdrawn under article 235 of Punjab Assembly’s rules and procedures 1997.

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan requested the TV channels to show the order issued on plain paper by the Punjab Assembly deputy speaker and the gazette notification of April 16 as well.

Responding to a question about the number game, he said: “We have 189 votes whereas opposition will fail in all its negative tactics.”

He said that some 20 to 25 PTI dissident members were openly supporting the PML-N, adding it did not mean that they had joined the PML-N. The PTI leader said that he would approach the Lahore High Court on Monday and file a petition against the PTI dissident members who had been openly supporting the PML-N for the last 10 to 15 days.

He said: “Today, the process will almost be completed by the Punjab Assembly Speaker Secretariat, and the matter will be sent to the Election Commission to disqualify these dissident members.” He added that the Election Commission was bound to de-seat such members within 10 to 15 days under Election Act 2017. He stated that the money which had been used for horse-trading in National Assembly and Punjab Assembly would yield no result.