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Hamza files review appeal against SC decision in Punjab CM election case


Lahore: Former Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC), praying to the court to review its July 26, 2022 decision in which it had declared the Punjab Assembly (PA) deputy speaker’s ruling in the election for Punjab chief minister null and void.

Defense attorney Mansoor Ali Awan filed the petition on behalf of Hamza. In the petition, CM Pervaiz Elahi and former deputy speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari have become parties in the case.

On July 26, 2022, the SC quashed the ruling by then Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Dost Mazari in the second round of elections for the Punjab CM.

On July 22, Mazari rejected the vote of members of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in favour of Chowdhury Perwaiz Elahi during the provincial chief minister election (Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi), citing a letter from PML-Q chief Chaudhry. Shujaat Hussain under Article 63-A of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court accepted Elahi’s plea in its 11-page short order and declared him chief minister of Punjab.

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