ISLAMABAD, April 22 ( Alliance News): The Lahore High Court, while ruling on the petition of Hamza Shahbaz against the refusal to take oath, directed the President of Pakistan to appoint a representative for taking oath.
A bench headed by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Amir Bhatti on Friday heard a petition filed by Hamza Shahbaz against taking oath as Chief Minister.
Advocate General Punjab Ahmed Owais appeared in the court and said that I have met the Governor of Punjab on the order of the court, I have two or three objections which I want to present before the court.
He said that the Speaker could take oath after the Governor of Punjab. Hamza Shahbaz did not make the Speaker a party in his petition.
The Chief Justice inquired whether the Governor of Punjab had given any justification for not taking oath, as the President had said that he was not present.
He directed the Advocate General to ask the Governor by 11 o’clock why he did not want to take oath.
The Lahore High Court on the plea of Hamza Shahbaz adjourned the proceedings till 11 o’clock.
When the hearing resumed, the Advocate General said that the Governor of Punjab thinks that the election of the Chief Minister was not held in accordance with the law and the constitution. The Governor has no rubber stamp or post office. Have to walk
The Chief Justice inquired whether the hearings on the Chief Minister’s election were over.
Advocate General Punjab further said that this is a very important matter which is before this court today. I would like to give a detailed written reply in this court.
The Chief Justice said that if there is an important issue, then you come prepared, you take the date here.
The Chief Justice said that there has been no government in Punjab for the last 21 days. All work has been stalled for 21 days now.
Advocate General Punjab sought adjournment of proceedings on the plea of Hamza Shahbaz. However, the court rejected his plea and said that the case would not be adjourned.
The Chief Justice said that if the Governor of Punjab does not want to take oath, he should tell the court, the law will make its way.
Advocate General Punjab took the position that I have spoken to the Governor of Punjab, the Governor of Punjab is writing to the President of Pakistan about the reasons for not taking oath.
Expressing anger, the Chief Justice said that there has been no government for 21 days, the Governor of Punjab has been sitting for 5 days but is not taking oath, who should the court ask.
He said that when the governor is sending reasons to the President of Pakistan, I have postponed three meetings due to the absence of the government, the Punjab government should have answered but there is no government in the province.
The Advocate General said that the Governor Punjab would explain to the President of Pakistan all the reasons for not taking oath.
However, the Chief Justice, while inquiring, said that he should write all the reasons but when will he write.
The Advocate General said that no one is allowed to go beyond the Constitution to which the Chief Justice replied that you should also tell this to the Governor of Punjab who is telling here in the court, you cannot see this system being destroyed. We must move forward to save the system.
Advocate General Punjab said that if the governor asked me anything, I told him by looking at the constitution, I can not give any time to the court that the governor will write to the president tomorrow or when.
The Chief Justice said that this court hopes that the Governor of Punjab will write to the President today and asked the Advocate General who is doing it if you are not representing the Governor.
The Chief Justice told Advocate General Punjab that he was giving time till 2 o’clock to the Governor.
When the hearing resumed at two o’clock, the court pronounced its verdict after no decision was taken by the governor.
The Lahore High Court, in its summary judgment, said that it had directed the President of Pakistan to appoint a representative for taking oath.
Delivering the verdict, Chief Justice Amir Bhatti said that the order of the Lahore High Court should also be sent to the President.