The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has abruptly reversed course by withdrawing their no-confidence resolutions against Sibtain Khan, the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly (PA), and Wasiq Abbasi, the Deputy Speaker of the PA.
Reports indicate that the PML-N retracted their no-trust resolutions out of fear of public humiliation, since the party does not have the requisite number of MPAs to pass such a measure.
When the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) is included, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf holds a commanding majority in the Punjab Assembly.
When it came to defeating the PTI government in Punjab, former president Asif Ali Zardari and the PML-N tried everything they could think of. As much as they tried, they were unable to win over the PTI and PML-Q MPAs.
In the face of defeat, the PML-N withdrew their motions on the pretext of a shift in strategy.