AGL 5.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.82%)
ANL 8.79 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.15%)
AVN 76.25 Increased By ▲ 0.41 (0.54%)
BOP 5.19 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.19%)
CNERGY 4.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.67%)
EFERT 81.10 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.01%)
EPCL 49.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.99 (-1.98%)
FCCL 12.70 Increased By ▲ 0.17 (1.36%)
FFL 5.62 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.81%)
FLYNG 6.93 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.29%)
FNEL 4.65 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
GGGL 8.60 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.23%)
GGL 14.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.7%)
HUMNL 5.49 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.79%)
KEL 2.59 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (1.97%)
LOTCHEM 27.71 Decreased By ▼ -0.27 (-0.96%)
MLCF 23.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.42%)
OGDC 71.57 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-0.1%)
PAEL 15.20 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (0.73%)
PIBTL 4.91 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.41%)
PRL 15.83 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.13%)
SILK 1.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.87%)
TELE 8.99 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.56%)
TPL 7.16 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (1.85%)
TPLP 19.18 Increased By ▲ 0.87 (4.75%)
TREET 21.14 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (0.52%)
TRG 136.50 Increased By ▲ 1.95 (1.45%)
UNITY 16.76 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (0.78%)
WAVES 9.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.17 (-1.82%)
WTL 1.38 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (1.47%)
BR100 4,155 Increased By 0.1 (0%)
BR30 15,335 Increased By 46.6 (0.3%)
KSE100 41,540 Decreased By -72.7 (-0.17%)
KSE30 15,365 Increased By 5 (0.03%)
Follow us

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the petition lodged by PML-Q leader Pervez Ilahi against Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari till Monday (June 25). Moreover, the apex court also allowed Hamza Shehbaz to remain "trustee" Chief Minister of Punjab until Monday.

Elahi's filed a petition last night, after a ruling by the Punjab Assembly deputy speaker led to his defeat and Hamza Shehbaz's re-election as the province's chief executive.

According to Aaj News, Hamza's powers have been limited as a "trustee" Chief Minister of Punjab.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Pakistan summoned Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari at 2:30 pm with records of the session held to elect the chief minister after a petition filed by PML-Q leader Pervez Elahi. However, Mazari failed to show up and instead, his lawyer Irfan Qadir attended the hearing.

The Supreme Court also decided to hear the case in Islamabad on Monday. The hearing of the petition took place in Lahore on Saturday.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justices Ijazul Ahsan and Munib Akhtar, directed Mazari to submit the complete record of Friday's re-election.

The bench also summoned Attorney General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf and Advocate General of Punjab Shahzad Shaukat who attended the hearing.

Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman administered the oath on Saturday to Hamza Shehbaz as chief minister.

In Punjab CM elections on Friday, PML-Q’s PTI-backed candidate Pervez Elahi lost to PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz despite securing a higher amount of votes. Hamza received 179 votes whereas Elahi garnered 186 votes, however, Mazari nullified 10 votes of Elahi’s own party after reading a letter from PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, which turned the tables in Hamza’s favour.

Election for Punjab CM puts further strain on democracy, fails to break impasse

Subsequently, Elahi approached Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry to lodge a petition against the ruling. The three-member bench started hearing the petition on Saturday morning.

While Hamza Shehbaz took oath as CM Punjab, Bandial stated that the oath does not matter in front of the court and SC would see the matters in the light of the constitution.

The apex court sent notices to Hamza, Mazari, Punjab chief secretary, Advocate General of Punjab and Attorney General of Punjab.

Imran hits out at Zardari

Chief Justice Bandial wants to hear Mazari’s remarks personally. He added that this conflict was created due to inexperience of members and Pakistan was waiting in vain to hear the verdict of this case.

“The matter pertains to interpretation of Article 63-2A,” he said.

Elahi’s side was represented by Barrister Ali Zafar. During the hearing, Justice Ejaz asked Zafar how many members were present in Punjab assembly.

Zafar replied that 370 members were present and Pervez Elahi received 186 votes while Hamza bagged 179 votes, thus Elahi won the elections constitutionally. He also accused Mazari of violating article 63-A of the constitution.

He added that the letter, read by Mazari, was not received by any member of PML-Q.

Elahi moves SC against deputy speaker’s ruling


Comments are closed.

Punjab CM re-election: SC hearing on Elahi's petition adjourned till Monday

Afghan suppliers: Coal importers making ‘informal’ payments

Rupee remains under pressure, settles at 224.11 against US dollar

Unity Foods to invest nearly Rs2bn in Sunridge Foods subsidiary

Goldman Sachs on hunt for bargain crypto firms after FTX fiasco

Roadside bomb kills seven in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif

Oil prices climb after Russian crude sanctions kick in

Injured Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf out of England series

Govt debt stocks hit historic high of Rs50.152trn

PM brings the economics of hydropower under govt focus

KP asks Wapda to pay Rs21bn