Newly elected PML-N MPAs take oath 2 days after refusing to join Punjab Assembly
Six PML-N MPAs, who were elected to the Punjab Assembly in the recent by-polls, swore oath for their seats on Wednesday, two days after declaring they would not join the assembly. The oath was administered to the newly elected lawmakers by Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. Sohail Shaukat Butt, Saiful Mulook Khokar, Owais Lesghari, Malik Iftikhar, Jafar Hocha and Nasir took their oaths in the assembly. On Monday, the PML-N MPAs had said they would not take oaths for their provincial assembly seats until Elahi reinstated the six lawmakers that had been suspended for allegedly spreading chaos in the house. During the PA budget session last week, Speaker Pervaiz Elahi had issued show-cause notices to half a dozen PML-N MPAs for allegedly attacking the assembly staff, vandalising furniture and using abusive language about the government, and had banned their entry to the assembly during the ongoing budget sessions.