Ch Pervaiz Elahi in-Hamza Shahbaz out as SC declared deputy speaker's ruling null and void

 Ch Pervaiz Elahi is the new CM Punjab as the result of SC decision

Ch Pervaiz Elahi will be the new CM Punjab as the result of SC decision on the election of CM Punjab. He will take oath tonight as CM Punjab.  Hamza Shahbaz's brief stint as CM Punjab comes to an end.   SC also declared appointments made by Hamza Shahbaz illegal. SC has also directed Hamza Shahbaz and ministers to immediately vacate offices.  
The Supreme Court has declared the ruling of Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Dost Mazari illegal. The SC bench led by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial announced the verdict reserved today after conclusion of arguments. The ruling coalition announced to boycott the proceedings of three member bench and informed the Apex court today during the proceedings. 

“The governance of the Province of Punjab in accordance with the Constitution has been subverted whereby the fundamental rights of the people have been seriously infringed. As a result, the Ruling dated 22.07.2022 issued by Respondent No.1, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Assembly is set aside and declared to be void, without lawful authority and of no legal effect,” read the short SC order.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar announced the reserved verdict after over a three-hour delay.
The court declared the ten votes of PML-Q lawmakers, which were rejected by Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari citing party chief Chaudhry Shujaat’s letter in the CM election, as valid.

The apex court in its short verdict ordered the petitioner, Pervaiz Elahi to take oath of the Punjab CM at 11:30pm tonight and ordered incumbent Punjab CM Hamza Shehbaz to leave the post of the province’s chief execute immediately.

The apex court also nullified all decisions taken by ‘trustee CM’ Hamza after controversial chief minister election in which Hamza bagged 179 votes against Elahi’s 186 votes.

The three-judge bench also held that the deputy speaker misinterpreted the apex court order on Article-63A related to the defection clause and “subverted the Constitution”. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial has written the judgment.  


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