PTI stages country-wide protest over CM Punjab election.

Following PTI chairman Imran Khan's call over Hamza Shahbaz's victory in the Punjab Assembly, party workers staged country-wide protests against the CM Punjab election, Geo News reported.

After a crucial Punjab Assembly session on Friday, PML-N's candidate Hamza Shahbaz retained the post of the Punjab chief minister against Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi through a three-vote victory.

Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari, citing Article 63A of the Constitution, rejected 10 votes cast by PML-Q members. As a result, Hamza received 179 votes, while Elahi, who was backed by the PTI, managed to bag 176 votes.

However, after Hamza Shahbaz's 'surprising' victory in the Punjab Assembly, PTI Chairman Imran Khan asked the masses to take to the streets tonight against the deputy speaker's ruling.

Following Imran Khan's call party workers reached Lahore's Liberty Chowk and protested against Mazari's decision.

In Islamabad also, workers launched a protest at D-Chowk and raised slogans against the government. Meanwhile, PTI workers in Karachi also took to the streets and registered their protest at Shahra-e-Faisal.

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