Imran urges SC to take notice of ‘blatant violation’ of Constitution after Punjab governor de-notified – Pakistan

PTI Chairman Imran Khan urged the federal government to notify the Supreme Court late Tuesday night of what the state described as “blatant violations” of its constitution and laws after the federal government reported that Omar Sarfraz Cheema was sacked from Punjab’s governorship. I did.

In a statement, Imran called for “immediate notification to the Supreme Court of the State of Punjab of any blatant constitutional and law violations.”

His statement comes after the federal government issued a notice early on Tuesday. He came shortly after President Arif Albi “strongly rejected” a summary calling for Chima’s resignation from the governor’s office.

“Imported puppets are creating confusion and constitutional anarchy in Punjab,” Imran said. “First, a puppet called the Prime Minister was imposed on the provinces through a ghost election. Now, he insulted the presidency by setting aside all constitutional requirements.”

He denounced it as an embarrassing attempt to fire the governor of Punjab, who defends the constitution.

The former prime minister said the Supreme Court should pay close attention to the situation, given its sensitivity, as “blatant violations” of Punjab’s constitution remain silent.

Cheema term notice ‘unconstitutional’

Meanwhile, Omer Sarfraz Cheema rejected the Cabinet notice of his dismissal as “unconstitutional”.

Cheema said in a tweet that the president rejected the summary in light of “abnormal” circumstances, but that the cabinet had issued a “unconstitutional” notice.

He added that he is seeking advice from constitutional experts and will announce a future course of action soon.

Hamza’s Election and Oath

Chima’s dismissal from Punjab’s governor follows a lengthy tale focused on the elections and oaths of Punjab Prime Minister Hamza Shehbaz.

Hamza was elected the state’s chief executive on 16 April at a session of the Punjab provincial legislature, which has been tainted with violence and chaos. However, his oath was delayed for weeks as Cheema refused to take the oath on him and slandered the validity of his election.

Then, on April 21, Hamza first approached Lahore High Court (LHC) several times, asking for intervention in the matter. The court then directed President Alvi to appoint a representative to administer the oath in the governor’s absence. However, the president did not follow the court’s instructions and saw Hamza re-approaching the court on April 25th. This time he asked the LHC to direct Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani to enforce the oath against him. Chima is due to complete Hamza’s oath process by April 28.

When the president and the governor did not follow the court’s instructions, Hamza requested LHC intervention for the third time on April 29. The court ordered Parliament Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to take an oath to Hamza. The very next day, Punjab CM.

Hours before Hamza took the oath, Cheema announced that he had refused the resignation of Hamza’s predecessor Usman Buzdar, who stepped down as local chief executive on March 28. It was then Prime Minister Imran Khan, but was accepted by Chima’s predecessor, Chaudry Sarwar. Cheema later called Hamza a “fake prime minister” and mocked his oath as “unconstitutional”.

PTI also challenged Hamza’s election in the LHC.

Summary of Cheema Removal

A series of events that plunged the province into a constitutional crisis coincided with reports of a federal government led by Hamza’s father, Shehbaz Sharif, seeking to remove Cheema from office.

In the end, Prime Minister Shevaz sent the president a summary of Chima’s dismissal on April 17, arguing that the prime minister had no power to fire him and only the president.

In summary, PM Shehbaz has nominated Makhdoom Ahmad Mahmood from the PPP as Governor of Punjab. However, when President Albi returned the summary after withholding the summary for 15 days without a decision, the prime minister on May 1 saw the removal of Cheema and the PML-N loyalist of Bahawalpur, Balighur Rehman, in his place.

However, the president rejected the second summary and told the prime minister that the governor could not be removed without his approval and that he would “continue to perform his duties in accordance with the will of the president” under section 101(3) of the Act. Constitution.

“He wrote that he could not dismiss the current governor because he had no court convictions or any misconduct he had committed against the Pakistani constitution,” the press release said.

According to Serb According to the report, the PTI camp believed that the Constitution was clear with respect to section 101(3). Do by that way.”

Cheema also relied on 101(3) and 48(2), which stated in several tweets that automatic implementation of the Prime Minister’s advice would take effect after a period in which the President was required to act. However, this is not the case in the case of dismissal of the governor.

According to the constitution, the president can withhold a summary sent by the prime minister for 14 days without a decision. Upon expiration of the period, the Prime Minister may re-approve his advice in this regard and the President may suspend his decision for 10 days. After this period, the governor is removed from office and the prime minister has the power to appoint a new governor.

While the stalemate on the matter continued, Cheema was sent to the president on April 17 and was removed from office on May 1 with a late-night cabinet notice that Cheema would cease her duties on the advice of the prime minister intensified.

The notice added that the Chairman of the Punjab Parliament should perform the functions of governor until an incumbent member is appointed in accordance with Article 104 of the Constitution. This development not only changed the situation in the House of Governors, but it could also change the situation in the Punjab Parliament as Chairman Chaudhry Parvez Elahi had to step away to take over as Governor and Vice-Chairman Dost Muhammad Mazari tended to: PML-N.

However, in later developments Ellahi refused to serve as Viceroy General. his spokesman said Staff at the governor’s residence arrived at the Punjab Parliament to have the summary signed, but were returned.

“That’s the way the police are deployed outside the governor’s office where they want to get there in these circumstances,” the spokesperson said.

Both the Speaker and Vice-Chairman of the House of Representatives are under a bill of no confidence.

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Before Chima was fired, Interior Minister Rana Sanaula politely advised him to return home and refrain from indulging in any activity that he and President Albi would in the future provoke to “public outrage.”

“The president has an obligation to implement the recommendations of the prime minister, and violating them is a violation of the Constitution,” he said.

Following Sanaullah’s warning, Cheema tweeted that “Sicilian mafia” was ready to attack his office with unconstitutional summaries and notices.

In another tweet late at night, he tweeted: “The threatening and inflammatory remarks of the Attorney General and the Interior Minister could lead to a civil war. Both proved to be servants and thugs of Rywind Palace.”

He also warned that while the Governor’s House was able to control the situation “when held hostage,” it could have different consequences and could lead to civil war if “attacked” again. Cheema went on to say that the Prime Minister, the Interior Minister, the Attorney General and the “unconstitutional” Prime Minister of Punjab would be responsible for the situation.