ISLAMABAD - The PPP-PML-Q alliance seems to be helpless in Punjab to force Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to seek vote of confidence from the provincial assembly, as both the opposition and treasury parties lack majority while the CM is secure due to support of PML-Q Unification Bloc. PML-Q Parliamentary Leader in Punjab Assembly, Ch Zaheeruddin, said that political situation in Punjab for opposition and government benches was unprecedented as both the sides lack majority of members to remove or save Shahbaz Sharif as Punjab Chief Minister. Coming down hard on PML-N, he said that ruling PML-N in Punjab did not have the majority of their members to defend their chief minister from no-confidence move; however they only made it possible with the help of 40 members of PML-Q unification bloc in the provincial assembly of 368 members. Terming the Unification bloc's alliance with PML-N an undemocratic move, he alleged that PML-N had given lucrative offers to these 40 members to remain neutral or help them in any critical political situation in the province. Talking about the PML-Q-PPP alliance in Punjab, he said that there was no such alliance in Punjab between the two parties as both of them were sitting on opposition benches and were separately working on their own manifestos. According to the number of seats, the Punjab Assembly has 368 members out of which the PML-N holds only 170 seats while the seats of PML-Q and PPP are about 186 that were more than the treasury benches and were sufficient to remove Shahbaz Sharif from the seat of Punjab Chief Minister. However from the 80 members of PML-Q, 40 were separated from PML-Q and announced to form Unification Bloc and broke down the backbone of opposition benches in the province and now they are not good enough in numbers to force Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take vote of confidence. After the breakup of PPP and PML-N in Punjab government, the ruling PML-N in Punjab opened their doors for the 40 members of Unification Bloc to secure their government.