Calls armed forces "guarantor of national security", urges political parties not to bring it into the political discourse.
Says it is not possible for him to continue current assignment due to "personal reasons"; request made days after PTI-aligned Elahi becomes CM.
The ministers, all from PTI, were selected by Imran; Moonis says new PML-Q leaders to be inducted in next phase.
Rival Ali Haider Gillani says "confidence lost in the house", refuses to submit nomination papers by 5pm deadline.
Dost Mazari removed as deputy speaker after no-confidence motion against him succeeds; successor to be elected on Sunday.
Dost Mazari rules PML-Q votes not to be counted in light of party head Shujaat's letter; PTI to move SC tonight.
“The solution to the country’s problems lies in not getting involved in cycles of counting [votes],” he says.
PTI MPAs question legal standing of the other session, say legal action will be taken against Deputy Speaker Mazari.
MPAs from both sides were unable to enter as police had blocked off entrance.
Earlier, Punjab governor rejected Buzdar's resignation, saying it is "not constitutionally valid".
"I don't want a confrontation ... but we won't accept this imported government in any way," he says.
PTI says government should not be worried by party's campaign to connect with people, Imran Khan will attend rally.
In session held at a hotel after Punjab Assembly was sealed off, Hamza bags 199 votes; legality of claim unclear.
PA Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Mazari says assembly staff trying to "spread confusion", will play his "constitutional role".
Voting was originally scheduled for April 3 but was moved to April 6 and has now been subject to another delay.
The PTI has already nominated PML-Q's Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as its candidate for Punjab chief minister.
According to an official handout from the Punjab Assembly, 127 lawmakers have signed the no-trust motion against Buzdar.
Parvez Elahi says PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat to be taken into confidence on today's meeting, next meeting to be held in capital.
A day after saying the allies are tilted towards PDM, Elahi strikes a different tone, says "PM is honest and has good intentions."
Says no-trust motion not discussed when premier visited Chaudhry brothers on Tuesday; Moonis Elahi meets PM Imran.