PML-N leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against declaring Parvez Elahi as Punjab Chief Minister.
Since Hamza Shahbaz is currently in London, he filed the petition through his lawyer Mansoor Awan. According to the details, Hamza has pleaded with the court to review its decision of nullifying his election as Punjab CM. The ruling of the former Punjab Assembly deputy speaker should be declared constitutional, he urged.
Moreover, he pleaded that a full court be constituted to decide the matters involving the interpretation and application of Article 63A of the Constitution in this regard, as well as other connected matters and that they are heard together by the full court or at least a 12-member bench.
Hamza Shehbaz through his counsel Mansoor Awan has also questioned the SC's observation that 'if a judge has unconsciously followed in correct view of law, he has by conscious application of mind the freedom to adopt the correct view of the law subsequently' https://t.co/OuVn6LA3NY pic.twitter.com/cEUBlN4rxF
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Major defeat for PML-N
Losing the coveted Punjab CM seat came as a shock for PML-N. Initially, Hamza Shahbaz was announced as the Punjab Chief Minister, however, that was through the controversial ruling of the Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker where he rejected the 10 PML-Q votes at the behest of Chaudhry Shujaat’s last-minute letter directing party lawmakers to support PML-N candidate Hamza Shahbaz instead of his brother PTI and PML-Q candidate Parvez Elahi.
As a result, Parvez Elahi challenged Dost Mazari’s ruling. The petition stated that the ruling violated the apex court’s decision with regard to the interpretation of Article 63 A of the Constitution and asked the court to annul the ruling.
Later, the Supreme Court declared Parvez Elahi the Chief Minister of Punjab, striking down the deputy speaker’s ruling on the election which made PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz lose his status of the “trustee” chief minister.
However, now it seems that Hamza Shahbaz is not letting the matter rest as he challenges the Supreme Court ruling.