Parvez Elahi rejects PTI pressure on vote of confidence.

GUJRAT -- Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi rejected on Thursday the senior ruling coalition partner's demand to take a vote of confidence from the provincial assembly.

'Since I do not consider the governor's order (seeking trust vote) as legal and legitimate, I will not go for it since it will legalise an illegal move,' he told media during his visit to the Chaudhry Parvez Elahi Institute of Cardiology in Wazirabad.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry had told media on Wednesday that the ruling coalition would go for a vote of confidence before Jan 11, the day when an LHC bench resumes hearing into a petition by Parvez Elahi challenging the governor's move.

Elahi's statement will further complicate the political situation in Punjab as the PTI wants the CM to take a vote of confidence and dissolve the assembly to pave the way for a fresh election.

Says governor's order is illegal

The chief minister showed displeasure over recent media statements by some senior PTI leaders and advised them to show some responsibility 'in their statements as this is their party's government as well.'

In same interaction with media, Elahi said 'Imran Khan is a truly honest and dedicated leader the nation has got after Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.' He said the Punjab government was progressing according to the vision of Imran Khan.

Responding to a question regarding Fawad Chaudhry's criticim of Gujrat district police officer Ghazanfar Shah for using his mobile phone to record the video statement of main suspect in the Imran Khan's gun attack, the CM said that investigation was underway and a team might go to United States of America to record the statement of then inspector general of police in this regard as Shahbaz Sharif had sent the IG for a refresher course in the United Nations, implying the Punjab police chief had ordered the recording.

He revealed that his government had renewed the agreement with a Turkish company for the cleanliness of Lahore and the people would see an improvement in the civic services and sewerage system across the province.

'My government has created at least 100,000 jobs in Punjab through creation of seven new districts and other such uplift measures as we are heading towards achieving the goal of a welfare state by...

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