SC knocks out Hamza, declares Pervaiz Elahi as new CM Punjab

ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari’s ruling on Punjab chief minister’s election “illegal” and ruled that Pervaiz Elahi will be the new Punjab chief minister.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and Justices Ijazul Ahsan and Munib Akhtar announced the verdict after the completion of the hearing on the Punjab CM case.

The short decision comprises 11-pages.

The Supreme Court has nullified the notification of Hamza Shahbaz’s cabinet as well as his own oath.

The court ordered Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman to administer the oath to Elahi at 11:30 pm.

President Arif Alvi has been directed to administer the oath if it is not possible for the governor, the order read.

The court directed the Punjab chief secretary to notify Elahi as the chief minister of Punjab.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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