Governor Punjab decides not to take oath from Hamza's cabinet
Omar Sarfraz Cheema has decided not to take oath of the newly elected CM Punjab Hamza Shahbaz
LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Governor of Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema has decided not to take oath from the newly elected Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif’s cabinet, Dunya News reported on Sunday.
According to details, the Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema stated that how can he take oath from the illegal cabinet of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader.
Moreover the Governor has called upon an emergency news conference at 5 pm today in which he said that will unveil important facts.
It merits mention here that, Speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had administered oath to CM-elect Hamza Shahbaz on directions of Lahore High Court (LHC).
The ceremony, which was held at Governor House in Lahore, was attended by senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) including Maryam Nawaz and other officials of the party.
After taking oath, Hamza left for CM House where he was presented with guard of honor.
LHC had ordered the National Assembly Speaker to take oath from Hamza Shahbaz Sharif as Chief Minister of Punjab.
Hamza was elected as Punjab’s chief minister on April 16. However, his oath-taking was deferred twice despite the LHC’s directives for not delaying the matter any further.
Governor Punjab rejects Usman Buzdar’s resignation
Hours before the oath-taking ceremony of CM-elect Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema rejected the resignation of Usman Buzdar.
Omar Sarafraz Cheema, in his letter to Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, stated that the March 28 resignation letter of Usman Buzdar was not in accordance with the rules as it was addressed to the prime minister and not to the governor which was mandatory as per sub-section 8 of Article 130 of the Constitution.
“The resignation was not addressed to the governor which was unconstitutional and thus rejected,” Cheema stated.
Omar Cheema wants Rangers deployed, says goons with Police’s help take control of Governor House
Cheema has also asked President Arif Alvi to deploy Rangers and said that goons, with help of police personnel have taken control of the Governor House.
The Governor has told the President that hundreds of police personnel were sent to the House without his permission and no one is allowed to hold any ceremony today in the premises of the Governor House.
PTI files intra-court plea against LHC ruling on Hamza’s oath-taking
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed intra-court plea against Lahore High Court ruling directing National Assembly Speaker to administer oath to CM-elect Hamza Shahbaz.
The petition, which has been filed by 17 PTI lawmakers, argued that police was allowed to enter Punjab Assembly and PTI MPAs were encouraged to go against their party.
The petition further states that the court cannot interfere in parliamentary matters and LHC’s April 29 verdict is unconstitutional.
PTI prayed that the larger bench of the court nullify single bench’s verdict.