Punjab Assembly Speaker and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said he would challenge the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision regarding oath-taking of Hamza Shehbaz as chief minister.

Talking to a leading news channel on Friday night, Elahi said there was no election held in the assembly, therefore, he went to the courts to seek justice. The president and the governor of Punjab are also working under the Constitution, he added.

“If the courts open in the morning, our lawyers will go and appear before the court,” he said, adding that “the decision will be challenged tomorrow.”

Elahi, who as the other candidate for CM had boycotted the election, said that the president and governor will take action and it is not possible to make a unilateral decision.

LHC ORDER: The Lahore High Court has directed National Assembly Speaker to administer the oath to the CM-elect after President Arif Alvi and Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema failed to obey the earlier court orders.

Justice Jawad Hassan, who passed the order on a third petition of the CM-elect seeking implementation of the two previous court orders on his petitions, directed the NA speaker to administer the oath to Hamza on Saturday at 11:30 am.


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