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Pak Punjab assembly governor removed ahead of no-trust motion against Imran Khan

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Muhammad Sarwar, the governor of Punjab in Pakistan,  has been removed by the federal government shortly before the no trust vote against Imran Khan was to be taken up in the National Assembly on Sunday. In a tweet (rougly translated from Urdu), Pakistan minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said: “The federal government has removed Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar from his post. The new governor of Punjab will be announced later. According to the constitution, the deputy speaker will be the acting governor. (sic).” 

According to reports, Sarwar had not been following the government line. 



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