• Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

LHC resumes hearing Parvez Elahi’s plea against his denotification orders by Punjab governor


Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi arrives to attend an assembly session in Lahore on April 3, 2022. — Online/ file
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi arrives to attend an assembly session in Lahore on April 3, 2022. — Online/ file

The Lahore High Court (LHC) resumed on Wednesday hearing Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s plea against Governor Balighur Rehman’s orders to de-notify Elahi as the chief minister.

Elahi’s plea has been taken up by a five-member bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh. Justices Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, Tariq Saleem Sheikh, Asim Hafeez and Muzamil Akhtar Shabir are part of the bench.

The governor had denotified CM Elahi last month after he failed to take a vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly despite the passage of several hours.

At the last hearing on December 23, the bench had restored the provincial cabinet and Elahi as the CM after he assured the court that he would not dissolve the assembly once he regains control of the office.

At the start of today’s hearing, Justice Abid Aziz told Barrister Ali Zafar that the matter under discussion had yet to be resolved.

Justice Abid Aziz stated that the governor can ask a chief minister to take a vote of confidence from the assembly.

This is a developing story and is being updated with more detail.



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