LAHORE: Governor Punjab, Baligh-ur-Rehman, withdrew the de-notification of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Parvez Elahi, while Lahore High Court (LHC) disposed of the challenging petition submitted by Elahi.
The five members’ bench headed by Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh heard the petition of Elahi, which adjourned on 23 Dec on the assurance of CM Punjab that he won’t dissolve the assembly.
During the proceeding, the counsel of the Governor of Punjab raised objections to the vote of confidence collected by CM Elahi last night.
However, He said the CM ignored the requirements of the constitution referring to a trust vote.
Justice Asim Hazeef asked the legal practitioner of Elahi, “Why did CM get the trust vote while the case is proceeding in the court?”
“We might have suspended the order,” said Justice Asim Hafeez, adding, “according to the copy you have submitted before the court, you have taken the vote of confidence under article 137 of the constitution of Pakistan.”
Furthermore, “the act CM has done declared that the order of Governor was valid.”
“When this series would be stopped,” remarks Justice Abid.
Barrister Ali Zafar, the counsel of Elahi said, “the governor just has the authority to call an assembly session, the speaker does decide the time and date of the session.”
The court opposed the arguments of Zafar, “speaker can fix the date of the session if the governor doesn’t announce the date.”
Governor’s counsel informed the court that the Governor had verified the vote of confidence and withdrawn the order.
After the arguments of counsel, the court suspended the notification referring dislodged the CM Punjab and disposed of the petition of Parvez Elahi.
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