ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Saturday summoned Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari to seem before it the day and issued notices to Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and others in an exceeding petition filed by Elahi PML-Q.
Elahi Challenged Ruling:
PML-Q leader Pervez Elahi had challenged the moot ruling of the deputy speaker, rejecting ten votes polled by the PML-Q MPAs in his favor during the chief minister election.
A three-member bench — headed by judge Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar — is holding the hearing at the Supreme Court’s Lahore written record.
At the start of today’s hearing, PTI’s counsel Ali Zafar told the court regarding the assembly proceedings that befell throughout the election on Fri. The re-election was ordered by the apex court on the first of July.
When asked by Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan regarding how many members were present within the house, attorney Zafar said that there have been 370 lawmakers within the provincial assembly after the election befell.
“186 votes for Pervez Elahi whereas Hamza Shahbaz got 179 votes,” he argued and factitious that constitutionally Elahi won the CM election.
He said that the deputy speaker rejected ten votes in his ruling citing the Supreme judicial writ in Article 63A interpretation case and ignoring the role of the parliamentary party.
At this, CJP Bandial said that the court would summon Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari and issue notices to alternative parties moreover.
Justice Bandial said that we(judges) would like to in person hear from the deputy speaker, solely the deputy speaker will tell which paragraph he was concerning.
The deputy speaker has been summoned by the court at 2 pm.
In addition, the highest court has sent notices to Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz, the Punjab Chief Secretary and therefore the advocate general for Punjab.
CJP Bandial said that the deputy speaker ought to return to the court with all the relevant documents and not be “frightened” as this is often “just a legal procedure”.
The bench resumed hearing at 2:30 pm.
A short written order browse issued after the initial hearing is that, The matter in issue appears additionally possible to be an argument relating to the right understanding or comprehension of the statement of law in our judgment (paragraph three in Article 63A’s order) instead of interpretation as per constitutional provision.
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In a series of tweets, the PTI chairman said that the individuals of Pakistan have had enough and can not permit these mafias to continue their loot and plunder.
He said that Pakistan doesn’t seem to be off from Sri Lanka moment when individuals pour out into the streets.
Following a surprising move by PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, PTI and PML-Q filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) Lahore written record against Dost Mazari’s ruling that cited the Supreme Court’s opinion on Article 63(A) for rejecting ten votes polled in favor of Pervez Elahi “against the party line.”
Earlier, when a vital session of the Punjab assembly, PML-N’s candidate Hamza Shahbaz maintained the post of the Punjab CM against Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi through a three-vote ending.
Following the enumeration of votes, the deputy speaker, citing Article 63A of the Constitution rejected ten votes forged by the PML-Q members. As a result, Hamza received 179 votes, whereas Elahi managed to bag 176 votes.
After the election, a joint parliamentary party meeting of PTI and PML-Q was held on Dost Mazari’s ruling. Later, they reached the high court’s Lahore written record to submit the petition.
Pervez Elahi’s counsel Aamir Saeed Rawn filed the petition in the Supreme Court within which Hamza Shahbaz, Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari, and therefore the Chief Secretary were made parties.
While reprehension the media, Aamir Saeed said that Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari had taken the SC finding of fact wrong, therefore, judge Pakistan (CJP) ought to take notice.