Hamza Shahbaz takes oath as Punjab’s chief minister

Governor Punjab Baligh Ur Rehman (left) administers oath to PML-N chief Hamza Shahbaz in Lahore, on July 23, 2022. — YouTube/PTVNewsLive

LAHORE: Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Friday morning took oath as Punjab’s new chief minister — simply hours after his win within the dramatic run-off election for the highest workplace.

In a ceremony that passed off on the Governor’s Home, Governor Punjab Baligh Ur Rehman administered the oath to Hamza. The oath-taking ceremony passed off at Governor Home and was attended by PML-N leaders and different authorities officers.

Hamza, a day prior, retained the put up of the Punjab chief minister as Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari, citing Article 63A of the Structure, rejected 10 votes solid by PML-Q members.

In consequence, Hamza obtained 179 votes, whereas Elahi, who was backed by the PTI, managed to bag 176 votes.

However Hamza’s destiny nonetheless hangs within the stability as shortly after he was introduced the winner within the run-off elections, PTI and PML-Q problem the end result within the Supreme Court docket.

Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari had rejected PML-Q votes after the social gathering head Chaudhry Pervez Elahi had despatched a letter to Mazari, saying that his lawmakers wouldn’t be voting for anybody.

The ruling has invited criticism from the authorized wizards as a number of consider that Mazari’s determination was not in keeping with the Supreme Court docket’s order — that it issued within the Article 63(A) case.

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