LHC to hear PTI intra-court plea against Hamza's oath-taking on Thursday

CM vacancy: Petition filed by Hamza scheduled for hearing in LHC

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Lahore: The hearing on the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shah Baz Sharif in the Lahore High Court (LHC) is underway.

According to the details, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ameer Bhatti is hearing the case and immediately summoned the Punjab Attorney General.

Meanwhile, PML-N lawyer Azam Nazir Tarar said in court arguments that the most populous province was stripped of its executive chief.

It is worth mentioning that PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz filed a constitutional petition in the LHC.

The petition appealed to the court to look into the matter of elections for the position of Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab as it has been vacant since April 1.

As per sources, the other parties named in the petition are Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Deputy Speaker and others.

The petition in the LHC had been filed after the Supreme Court rejected the ruling of Deputy Speaker of National Assembly (NA) rejecting no-confidence motion against Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has reinstated the National Assembly and the national assembly must reconvene to hold a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The ruling of the top court said, “The prime minister did not have the right to advise the president to dissolve the assembly. All the decisions made till date have been nullified.” “If the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeeds, then the assembly will appoint the new prime minister,” the top court’s order said.

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